Decimal Upgrade to 1.03ΒΆ

The second decimal upgrade grade of the standard was proposed to occur during the spring of 2013, but faced delays that meant the timetable had to be revised. The process for doing so is outlined below.

Full proposals were worked up on the Changes Specification page on the wiki.

IATI Community Timescale Due Date Revised Date (final)
A clear cut off date for new submissions should be advertised. Community submits and discusses proposals/idea s before the cut off date   7th Jan 2013  
The TAG technical team should have agreed as to which proposals should go forward to the next upgrade, and communicated this with the community. These are flagged on the knowledge base as under consideration. During this time the community can help shape the proposals, and discuss what has been included or left out. usually within 1 week 11th Jan  
Consultation During this time the community can help shape the proposals, and discuss what has been included or left out. Over a two week period (three weeks during Summer) 25th Jan  
These ideas need to then be built into fully implemented examples. During this time the community can help shape the proposals within 1 week 1 Feb  
At which point they are published as proposed changes for consultation During this time the community can help shape the proposals over a 4 week period 1 Mar  
Final proposals are published. At this stage we hope that the proposals are solid and will be accepted, but people will still have a chance to air their views. within 2 weeks 28 Mar  
Consultation   over a 2 week period 23 Apr  
Proposals are accepted, and implementation process begins.     23 Apr  
Development version of changes are in place.   within 2 weeks 10 May 12 July
Development versions are available for community testing. Community can test for 4 weeks (increased by 2 weeks) 24 May 9 August
Bugs ironed out   within 2 weeks 7 June 23 August
Changes go live     21 June 6 September