[tei-council] support for P4

Laurent Romary laurent.romary at inria.fr
Tue Jun 14 05:09:04 EDT 2011

Yes. Thank you very much James for this precise input. Any other comment from the council on this before I pass this on to the board?
Maybe the board (Martin M.) is listening to us and could think of the most appropriate procedure.

Le 14 juin 2011 à 11:06, Lou Burnard a écrit :

> This sounds like exactly the right timetable to me.
> We (Laurent?) should probably pass this idea by the Board.
> On 14/06/11 10:04, James Cummings wrote:
>> On 14/06/11 09:53, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>>> On 14 Jun 2011, at 09:46, Laurent Romary wrote:
>>>> We need to discuss what we mean by deprecating P4:
>>>> - we should do our best to prevent such bundling as you mention
>>>> - we need to keep P4 information on our web site
>>>> What would you suggest?
>>> What you say there, really. Ask people to stop including P4 as a first class citizen
>>> in bundles; leave all files in the same place on the web site for the foreseeable
>>> future; rewrite the top-level web pages to make it harder to find P4; stop Google indexing
>>> P4 Guidelines.
>>> So people who use P4 now will not be disadvantaged, but new people will not find it by mistake
>>> the question to my mind is whether this is premature, or whether we should start planning to do this
>>> at the end of 2011
>> Could I suggest that the appropriate time to have a de-emphasis
>> of TEI P4 is in November 2011.  I suggest this because that is
>> exactly one calendar year before we stop support for P4.  We
>> promised 5 years ongoing support for TEI P4 from November 2007.
>> In November 2011 we could de-emphasize it by doing the following
>> things as Sebastian suggests:
>> - Freeze any support of it except major bugs (if we've not done
>> this already)
>> - Demote its visibility in the TEI-C Website
>> - Change the robots.txt to encourage search engines to forget
>> about it.
>> - Remind people that they have a year to stop using it.
>> In November 2012 I'd suggest that it appears only in the Vault
>> and that the TEI Guidelines page not have any mention of it. (As
>> it has no mention of other versions like TEI P3, but does have a
>> link to the TEI Archive which contains them).
>> -James
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Laurent Romary
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