Decimal Upgrade to 1.04ΒΆ

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

Details about the specific changes are listed on the knowledge base in the 1.04 Decimal Upgrade Forum.

IATI Community Timescale Due Date Now Due
A clear cut off date for new submissions should be advertised. Community submits and discusses proposals/idea s before the cut off date   28 Oct 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. Individuals may be contacted and asked for opinion / clarity Usually within 1 week 4th Nov  
Consultation Community debate: 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) 18 Nov  
These ideas need to then be built into fully implemented examples. During this time the community can help shape the proposals, but really this is a writing up task. within 1 week 25 Nov  
The community has until the due date to inspect what the TAG publishes as their proposed changes for consultation. i.e. the TAG now owns the changes. During this time the community can help shape the proposals over a 2 week period 9 Dec  
Final proposals proposals are constructed and then published on the due date. 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 1 week 16 Dec 24 Feb
Consultation Community scrutinises the final proposals, and feeds back on errors, omissions, problems, solutions. over a 2 week period 30 Dec 10 Mar
Proposals are accepted, and implementation process begins.     6 Jan 2014 17 Mar
Development version of changes are refined/built and in place by the due date. Hopefully over this period development versions may come available before the due date, so the community may be able to start testing early within 1 week 13 Jan 24 Mar
Development versions are available for community testing. Community can test for 4 weeks over a 4 week period 10 Feb 7 Apr
Bugs ironed out   within 2 weeks 24 Feb 21 Apr
Changes go live     10 Mar 2014 5 May