Posts Tagged SEP
Description: Several users and many organizations have requested the SAMM content in an editable format. This facilitates content editing and is a core requirement for translation of SAMM into other languages. The solution must also allow for easy integration of edits back into the layout/publish workflow.
Owner(s): Pravir Chandra
Estimated completion: 2009-05-11
- 2009-04-22 – Looked into using XML-based content. This can allow SAMM content to be separated from the graphic layout, thereby cleaning up the workflow a bit. More over, it will also simply translations into other languages as well. Perhaps the biggest win is that applications and tools could also programmatically include SAMM content. So far, this seems the best option.
Since release of the 1.0, I’ve received a huge amount of email from volunteers and supporters. It quickly became evident that we’d need to adopt a lightweight process for managing future community contributions. Today, we’ve put the straw-man process up. Like everything, its mechanics are up for discussion, so just hit the mailing list if you’ve got strong feelings.
The process is based around the concept of a SAMM Enhancement Proposal (SEP). Each should represent a logical change or addition to the SAMM material. And, each SEP is numbered so that we can sanely discuss and debate the pros/cons of the proposed change.
Overall, the master plan is to have volunteers send ideas to the mailing list first, and then after initial discussion, we’ll create a SEP for tracking and posterity. The website has been updated to reflect this process under the Roadmap tab.