P802.3ae plan for WG ballot - advance notification and access to draft 2.2
During next weeks
plenary, P802.3ae intends to request draft 2.1 (see more about draft 2.2 below)
plus those changes approved during the plenary meetings to be forwarded for
working group ballot as draft 3.0.
As you are aware,
this process started two years ago at the March 1999 meeting with the call for
interest for 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Since then we have made substantial progress
and are now at the point where we need to progress to the formal working group
January interim meeting, the task force resolved all technical and
editorial comments from the circulation of draft 2.0. As directed, the editors
created draft 2.1, which was then recirculated to the task force and commented
upon. Under my direction, the editors were asked to create draft 2.2, which
includes resolution to recirculation comments written against draft 2.1, which
fall into the following two categories only:
1. comments that are
2. comments that are
technical, but where the "mind of the committee" is indisputable. In short,
editorial mistakes that have a technical bent. An example would be where a
technical comment resolution in one part of the document should have been
reflected elsewhere in the document but was missed.
While draft 2.1
represents the last "official" draft of the task force, draft 2.2 represents a
document that is the more realistic representation of the work to be forwarded
to 802.3 at Thursday's closing plenary. We will present to the Working Group
only those changes we have made to draft 2.2 (not the more extensive set of
changes to draft 2.1).
Both versions of
draft are available on the IEEE reflector as is the comment database. Access
information will be forwarded to 802.3 members under separate
This represents a
substantial piece of work comprising over 500 pages of technical material. We
are aware that the document is not yet perfect. But, we are confident that with
those several changes to be made during next weeks meeting, you will be
satisfied that we have met the target of being technically complete and ready
for task force review.
Remember, this is
not a request for review and comment. That will come following the plenary week.
I bet you can't wait :-)
Chair, IEEE P802.3ae
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