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From Ashvin A <>
Subject Re: Where to write designs?
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:28:58 GMT

Thanks for starting this discussion. As a new user of REEF, I often find
myself lost in jira comments, documents with stale information and mail
threads. A living-versioned document will be very useful. I have one small
concern though. It is possible to delete comments and some important detail
might get lost.

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 10:59 AM, Markus Weimer <> wrote:

> Hi,
> designs evolve over time, which relies on feedback and discussion. An
> example is REEF-1223, which is the design / discussion for the first level
> of fault tolerance in IMRU. There is a design document attached, but also a
> very large discussion thread.
> For someone new to the subject, it is pretty hard to ramp up on our
> current thinking on the matter. Similarly, leaving comments is getting
> harder with time, as the design doc is read-only and probably not current.
> I believe we need better tools for this. In my day job, we use shared
> documents and inline comments for this. That way, we have a "living
> document" which is always current and contains *anchored* comments by
> everybody. When this converges, we have a design.
> Maybe we could use the wiki for this? At least, it would create a living
> document with a URL. However, CWiki doesn't seem to support anchored
> comments. Another option would be to use one of the cloud word processors
> and link to those docs?
> WDYT? Is this a concern that needs addressing?
> Markus

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