[tdwg-tapir] Updates and plans

Renato De Giovanni renato at cria.org.br
Mon Oct 6 15:14:51 CEST 2008

Dear all,

As mentioned in the last message, I created a new page in the Wiki to
document possible changes in the protocol:


Please feel free to add your comments or suggest other changes. Use the
Wiki or the mailing list.

If we decide to make any changes, they will be the last ones before
submitting TAPIR to the TDWG standards track. I would also like to suggest
October 31st as the deadline to decide about this.

Best Regards,

> Dear all,
> I finally managed to update the TAPIR specification to reflect the last
> issues discussed in this mailing list:
> http://www.tdwg.org/dav/subgroups/tapir/1.0/docs/TAPIRSpecification_2008-09-18.html
> I also updated the network builders' guide to include references to the
> new resources (TapirTester and TapirBuilder) and to recommend the new CNS
> encoding in XML instead of the old text file:
> http://www.tdwg.org/dav/subgroups/tapir/1.0/docs/TAPIRNetworkBuildersGuide_2008-09-18.html
> The official links are already redirecting to these documents.
> I think it's time to consider submitting TAPIR to the TDWG standards
> track, but my feeling is that we should first wait for the annual meeting
> since we're close to it anyway. There's no subgroup meeting planned for
> TAPIR this year, but the TDWG annual meeting is always an opportunity for
> most people here to interact and to see if there are any specific
> improvements we should still make in the protocol.
> I've been taking notes of additional changes that we could possibly make
> before finishing version 1.0. I'll try to organize this in the Wiki during
> the next days and I'll give you the link. We can then revise the list of
> possible changes and decide together what we should do.
> Please let me know if you have any ideas about this. I think we should
> definitely finish TAPIR 1.0 this year and try to make it a TDWG standard.
> Best Regards,
> --
> Renato

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