ICU Core Meeting Notes
Jan 10, 2007
||Update the SVN guide with instructions for SVN branch
||Test the CNV data structure changes with ICU4J and make
sure the file is backwards compatible.
||Tex, Mark, Deborah, Andy
||Send a list of bugs that the respective organizations are interested in.
||Put out a call for participation soliciting code submission from interested parties on the ICU mailing lists.
ICU 3.8 Planning
A modalities of planning ICU 3.8 release with features and bug fixes were discussed.
- IBM proposed to ICU 3.8 to be released in second half of
September, 2007 (tentative). The release date is acceptable to Google,
Apple and Yahoo
- Deborah expressed concern that some key improvements to conversion API proposed by Apple may not be ready in time for 3.8
- Google would like quarterly stable snap shots or milestone releases
- Milestone releases should be versioned with odd numbers and reference releases should be versioned with even numbers.
Reference release - 3.6.0
Milestone 1 - 3.7.1
Milestone 2 - 3.7.2
Reference Release - 3.8.0
Maintenance Release - 3.8.1
Tex: Decouple ICU data and CLDR Release?
Mark, Markus, Vladimir: Very difficult to decouple due to versioning of data and tools.
Tex: People need to be able adopt the changing data quickly and deploy on live systems
Andy: This is increasingly becoming important for IBM. ICU's achitecture should allow for end user update of data.