Re: [yaco-community-tool] Beta testing of upcoming draft tracking service

Henrik Levkowetz <> Mon, 05 December 2011 12:15 UTC

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Hi Jim,

On 2011-12-04 23:07 Jim Schaad said:
> Can we do draft submissions followed by working group acceptance of a
> document?

You should be able to, although I've not tested doing draft submissions
against the beta server.  If anything, there might be a problem with
missing draft repository directories, but we can fix that if there is
a problem.

Best regards,


>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [] On
>> Behalf Of Henrik Levkowetz
>> Sent: Friday, December 02, 2011 10:25 AM
>> To: WG Chairs
>> Subject: Re: Beta testing of upcoming draft tracking service
>> Hi again,
>> One more point related to this:  When you create a test login, please use
> a
>> throwaway password, not something you'd not care for people seeing.
>> The reason is that although no passwords are stored in database or apache
>> login digest file, passwords will be visible if something goes wrong when
> you
>> set up your account and a crash log including stack dump is created.
>> Best regards,
>> 	Henrik
>> On 2011-12-02 14:28 Henrik Levkowetz said the following:
>>> Hi,
>>> Introduction
>>> ------------
>>> We now have an implementation of RFC 6293
>>> (
>>> "Requirements for Internet-Draft Tracking by the IETF Community in the
>>> Datatracker" ready for some testing.
>>> It would be much appreciated if you would assist in testing this.
>>> If you go to you'll see a pretty
>>> ordinary datatracker first page; in order to test the new
>>> functionality you'll need to get and use a test login.
>>> Account Setup
>>> -------------
>>> You acquire a test login by clicking on the 'New Account' link at the
>>> top of the lefthand menubar, and then follow the 'Request an account'
> link.
>>> Fill in the email address you want to use, and you'll be sent an email
>>> with further instructions.  Once you've completed those, you'll have
>>> an account on the beta server which you can use to test the draft
> tracking
>> service.
>>> Setting up documents to track
>>> -----------------------------
>>> Use your account to log in.  You will now see a new link in the
>>> lefthand menubar, under "Community ID lists": "Personal list".  Click
>>> this, and you'll be taken to a page with 5 tabs, where you can set up
>>> the rules for drafts you want to follow, and see the generated status
>>> page which lists all the drafts you've chosen.
>>> So far, so good -- it would be appreciated if you would test this out,
>>> and send feedback to the mailing list
>>> about what you find.
>>> Triggering notifications
>>> ------------------------
>>> There is one part of the functionality which is complete, but will
>>> require manual work by the testers in order to manifest:  Normally,
>>> email notifications about changes to the documents you have set up for
>>> tracking will be sent out as soon as an AD, Chair, or someone from the
>>> secretariat goes in and changes status for a document.  As this isn't
>>> happening on the beta server, it is required that you as a tester go
>>> in and make changes in order to see change notifications coming.
>>> The developer has set up a particular user which has been given
>>> authority to change the state of any draft in any stream:
>>> 'stream_user' with password 'stream_user'.  Please use this to go in
>>> and change the state of documents you have set up tracking for, in order
> to
>> exercise the notification feature.
>>> We are aware that this is less than ideal, but we don't currently have
>>> any way to trigger changes in the beta server based on actions taken
>>> in the production server.
>>> Questions, feedback
>>> -------------------
>>> As mentioned earlier, please send questions and feedback to the
>>> mailing list set up for the project:
>>> Best regards,
>>> 	Henrik