Decimal Upgrade to 1.02ΒΆ

The first decimal upgrade of the standard happened in December 2012. The process for achieving that is outlined below.

Details about the specific changes are listed on the knowledge base in the First Decimal Upgrade Forum.

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

IATI Community Timescale Due Date
A clear cut off date for new submissions should be advertised. Community submits and discusses proposals/ideas before the cut off date   1 Jun
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 6 Aug
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) 31 Aug
These ideas need to then be built into fully implemented examples. During this time the community can help shape the proposals within 1 week 7 Sept
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 28 Sept
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 12 Oct
Consultation   over a 2 week period 26 Oct
Proposals are accepted, and implementation process begins.     29 Oct
Development version of changes are in place.   within 2 weeks 9 Nov
Development versions are available for community testing. Community can test within 2 weeks 23 Nov
Bugs ironed out   within 2 weeks 3 Dec
Changes go live     17 Dec