Recent discussions within the PCGen Data team have led us to think over the
way we want to evaluate Feature Requests concerning LST syntax changes in
the future. Resulting from these discussions we have come up with a new
Feature Request evaluation process, which will be used beginning May 1st, to
give the go ahead for new LST tags from Data side.
The full details of the process will not be of interest to most subscribers
of this list, so I will just state in this announcement what is going to
happen, if one of you sends a FREQ about a LST tag change to this list. The
detailed process can be read in the Wiki and will also be posted in another
announcement on the PCGen_Experimental list. Link to the Wiki:
<www.legolas.org/pcgen/pytw/#>, under teams click on Data. There under
Resources you will find the link to the process.
A newly entered FREQ will be forwarded by one of our Tracker Monkeys to the
PCGen_Experimental list, where our Data Team will be going to discuss it.
This will be mentioned in a reply to the original post. When this discussion
has come to a result, we can be sure that the FREQ has taken a shape where
it will be up to the standards we need to have in LST tag design. This will
then be entered as a new Feature Request tracker, which will be posted in
reply to the original post as well. In some case it may happen that a
request is refused at this stage. If this happens, we will give you the
reasons why this had to be done.
As a result of this process we hope to get a higher standard in our Feature
Requests. What is handed over as Feature Request tracker to the Code team
should be in a shape where little or no additional discussion is needed
anymore, thus speeding up that process. Of course with the volunteer nature
of the PCGen project there can be no guarantee when and if something finally
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