Joint Meeting Agenda
21-24 February 2006
Ottawa, Canada hosted by the Standards Council of Canada
The tenth plenary meeting of the Austin Group is being held in Ottawa, Canada. The meeting is being hosted by the Standards Council of Canada.
The second meeting of the SC22 POSIX Advisory Group will occur colocated (exact date and time to follow).
The PASC SEC and The Open Group Base Working Group are also expected to meet colocated.
Logistics information are available here.
The goal of this meeting is to put together the work plan
for the next revision of the joint standard. Some initial topic areas
that will be considered are as follows:
* Outstanding defect reports and Interpretation Requests that
may require changes to the standard not permitted through
the Technical Corrigenda Process (see document Austin/SD5).
* New interfaces being submitted through The Open Group (the
"strawman" interfaces document) and from other parties.
* Possible areas where alignment with IS 23360 can be improved.
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.
The meeting is expected to run from 9 am to 5pm Tuesday
through Thursday and 9am to 12 noon on the Friday.
There will be a teleconference bridge for those who cannot travel.
The dial in information will follow.
Committee Draft development procedures: http://www.opengroup.org/austin/docs/austin_112r1.txt
Recap of existing procedures
Any changes needed?
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 these documents are to define sets 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 the first set of extensions has been to consider interfaces from existing open source implementations such as the GNU C library. The Base Working group also has a further set of extensions they are developing (more information to be supplied)
Andrew will also report on POSIX certification and conformance test status