Browser Extension CG teleconf — 05 May 2016


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Florian Rivoal (Florian), Kris Maglione (kmag), Andy McKay (andy)
Mike Pietraszak


Florian: Given the limited attendance, this will be a short meeting.
... I presume there wasn't a long enough notice for people to set aside time to join
... and Mike had a last minute conflict.
... There's just two points I'd like to briefly touch on anyway.

Native messaging

Florian: There have been discussions on the Mailing list about whether and when we should look into Native Messaging.
... Given dependencies on the rest, which isn't specified yet, it is a bit tricky to specify already.
... but at the same time, Mozilla is starting to implement.
... What we could do is start a separate spec/repo under the CG, that depends on the main one.
... At first it would only be a dumping ground for issues and questions, but it could get fleshed out progressively;
... but that only makes sense if someone, presumably from Mozilla, is willing to maintain in, and if other people are interested in discussing it.

kmag: I think it should indeed be a separate spec
... and I believe that Andrew Swan would be willing to maintain it.

Florian: sounds good to me. I can brief him on how to be an Editor.
... one thing being that he should only accept pull requests from members of the CG for IP reasons.

kmag: He isn't a member of the CG himself. We'll look into Mozilla's process for having him join.

Florian: Well, at least Mozilla is a member.
... Let's record a tentative resolution about getting the draft started, with an editor from Mozilla, and we can see later if he joins or if someone else picks it up

kmag: sure

andy: OK

RESOLUTION: Start a new separate draft for Native Messaging, with an editor from Mozilla

kmag: One thing that will need to be in the main draft rather than the native messaging draft is how to deal with Ids and registration

Florian: why?

kmag: because it affects more than just native messaging.

Florian: We can record an issue in the Native Messaging draft saying that it is needed, but should be defined elsewhere.

kmag: makes sense.

Next meeting

Florian: 2 weeks from now, same time same day of the week. Would that work? Hopefully that gives a long enough notice that interested people can join.

andy: works for me.

kmag: works for me.

Florian: Anything else you want to talk about today?

kmag: There would be if we had more people on the call, but we don't.

Florian: Meeting adjourned then.

Summary of Action Items

Summary of Resolutions

  1. Start a new separate draft for Native Messaging, with an editor from Mozilla