Welcome to the IETF Tools Pages
The aim of these web-pages is to help the IETF community as follows:
- Make it easy to find existing tools
- Provide means of feedback on existing and new tools (wiki and mailing list)
- Provide information on new and updated tools
If you have comments on these pages, or ideas for new tools or for refinement of current tools, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For current tools, there is a list of available tools at the tools summary page (in addition to the tools page you can reach through the menu to the left). Comments and proposed additions should go to email@example.com.
Current Tools Team Members
(As of 02 Nov 2007)
- Henrik Levkowetz
- Bill Fenner
- Tero Kivinen
- Tony Hansen
- Pasi Eronen
TOOLS Team Charter
|Date:||15 Jul 2005|
- Alex Rousskov
- Bill Fenner
- Stanislav Shalunov
- Tero Kivinen
- Donald Eastlake III
- Larry Masinter
The purpose of the TOOLS team is to provide IETF feedback and guidance during the development of software tools to support various parts of IETF activities.
The first tool the team has considered is an ID submission tool. With this in place, other tools will follow, as listed in the milestones below.
IASA (IETF Administrative Support Activity) tools will be developed by subcontractor developers for the IASA, in line with BCP 101. The key point about these developers is that they have not worked as part of the IETF community, so they need direction and structure at the starting points, and as changes/fixes are needed. The team will be the voice for this.
Other tools may be adaptations of existing open source tools, ideally in cooperation with the original developers/maintainers of the tools. Again, the TOOLS team will be responsible for communicating IETF specific needs to the developers.
Guidance may be done by specification, but other methods like storyboarding or prototyping may be just as appropriate. This would be up to the team, in cooperation with the tool developers.
It is not the team's task to do the actual development, but being able to understand the tool development process and issues are part of the task, as well as the ability to formulate and communicate the IETF's needs with respect to the individual tools. It is also not prohibited for team members to actively develop tool implementations.
The team may also develop prototypes of tools on servers separate from the Secretariat servers. The team will however not be responsible for management and maintenance of such servers.
Prototype code will be licensed in a way that makes it available to the IASA if needed.
The team will coordinate with the IETF Administrative Director as needed.
The Chair will report to the IETF community regularly.
|ID submission tool||Dec 2004||Published as RFC 4228|
|Draft status pages (revs, diffs, comments)||Mar 2005||Running since Mar 2005|
|Notification services (RSS, mail notification)||Aug 2005||Beta in July 2006|
|Meta-information publication||Aug 2005||Available in xml format for individual drafts at http://tools.ietf.org/draft/|
|Guidelines for improving useability of the IETF web site||Q3 2005||Small prototype available|
|Html-ized WG agendas||Q3 2005||Running since Mar 2005|
|WG Status update web interface||Q4 2005|
|Publication request tool||Q4 2005|
|WG Pages with WG tools, provided to all WGs||Q4 2005||Beta running, roll-out July 2006|
|A tool in support of 3rd party reviews and Last Call comments (extension to I-D tracker?)||Q4 2005||Work in progress|
|I-D tracker extended for use by Chairs||Q1 2006||Work in progress|
|Web interface to set up 'WG Pages' for BOFs||Q1 2006|
|Review progress to determine whether team needs to have a major re-charter, and/or change composition, or conclude||Aug 2007|