PSA: some tweaks to the Intent process

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Chris Harrelson

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Apr 18, 2022, 12:22:23 PMApr 18
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Hi blink-dev,

The Blink API owners have enacted the following changes to the process:

* Clarification of the number of milestones allowed for an Origin Trial, with provision for extensions. Origin Trials may run for up to 6 milestones with today's rules, and may be extended for up to 3 milestones at a time if substantial progress is made towards meeting the bar for an Intent to Ship. (Extensions still only require one LGTM.)

* Gapless shipping for all Origin Trials. When a feature receives approval to ship, a breaking period for any existing Origin Trial is no longer required. (In other words, all features are automatically allowed to ship in a "gapless" way.) This policy will be in place for 12 months, after which the API owners will re-evaluate whether it introduces any new risks in practice.

See here for more details on the changes to Origin Trials.

* New Interop question. There is a new question during the Intent to Ship phase meant to assess risk of interop or compat due to unresolved specification issues. The text is:

Open questions about a feature may be a source of future web compat or interop issues. Please list open issues (e.g. links to known github issues in the project for the feature specification) whose resolution may introduce web compat/interop risk (e.g., changing to naming or structure of the API in a non-backward-compatible way).

Thomas Steiner

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Apr 19, 2022, 4:32:46 AMApr 19
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Reflected this change regarding gapless shipping in our developer-facing docs (PR).

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