Joint Meeting Agenda (Preliminary)
11-13 January 2005
Reading, UK Hosted by The Open Group.
The ninth plenary meeting of the Austin Group is being held in Reading, UK. The meeting is being hosted by The Open Group.
The first meeting of the SC22 POSIX Advisory Group will occur colocated on January 10. The agenda for that meeting is here.
The PASC SEC will meet co-joint with the Austin Group, and expect to hold a session Jan 12 at 15:30 UK for two hours. See here for information.
A file of logistics and hotel information is available.
The goal of this meeting is to put together the work plan for 2005-2007, proposals for new work items and resolution of the open aardvark input to date.
A large part of the meeting will be spent doing issue resolution based on Aardvark comments submitted during the period since the 2004 edition of the standard was completed. Attendees are assumed to be familiar with the proposed dispositions for the aardvark prior to the attendance of the meeting - these will not be discussed unless there is some disagreement with the proposal.
Materials will be available at the meeting in electronic form on a reference CD-ROM and mountable USB memory stick. Please familiarise yourself with the documents produced from earlier Austin Group meetings ; these documents are available in the online document register.
The meeting will consist of full time plenary sessions.
It is anticipated that the meeting will run as follows:
(Mon Jan 10 10am -> 5pm ISO POSIX Advisory Group meeting)
Tues Jan 11 9am -> 5pm
Wed Jan 12 9am -> 5pm
Note; The PASC Meeting will occur Wednesday January 12 at 15:30 UK, 10:30 New York, 09:30 Austin, 07:30 San Francisco The meeting will last no more than two hours.
Thu Jan 13 9am -> 5pm
Lunch is scheduled for 12:00 - 13:00 each day.
The Meeting closes at 5pm each day.
There will be an open teleconference bridge for those who cannot travel.
The dial in information is:
Dial-in number: US FreeCall +1 866 874 0872
International: +44 1452 562 905
UK LocalCall: 0845 146 2019
Conference ID: 219643#
Please note that the 866 number is toll free in the USA and Canada.
Preliminary Agenda Items
Committee Draft development procedures:
Recap of existing procedures
Any changes needed?
ISO representation and demise of WG15
The purpose of this Type 3 Technical Report (informative) is to document the areas of conflict between ISO/IEC 9945 (POSIX) and the Free Standards Group's Linux Standard Base specification such that it can be utilized by the appropriate technical committees when considering harmonization between the standards efforts.
The purpose of this document is to define a set of New API Extensions to further increase application capture and hence portability for systems built upon version 3 of the Single UNIX Specification . The scope of this set of extensions has been to consider interfaces from existing open source implementations such as the GNU C library.
This 56 page document touches on a number of interfaces , produces a number of functions ending _s, with the aim of bounds checking of arrays plus other changes, fopen now exclusively opens files, a new implementation of scanf, with the aim that use of these interfaces will lead to more "secure" C programs.
Andrew noted that he had updated the permissions on this document in the document register to make it publically available (thanks to John Benito for confirming this).
The Austin Group needs to form a reponse to this TR. We are therefore soliciting comments on this report. Please use the aardvark comment format using paragraph number rather than line number within pages.
Discussion on future status of ACL from the former POSIX.2c and POSIX.1e draft standards. (Champion Nick Stoughton)
Garrett Wollman is doing a survey on high resolution timestamps we will reserve a time slot for that.
Andrew will also report on POSIX certification and conformance test status