SAMP v1.2 RFC Discussion

This page contains public discussion of the SAMP v1.2 Proposed Recommendation. The formal RFC ran from October 1 through October 28, 2010. This document is now in the TCG final review.

Change summary

Version 1.2 is a minor revision of the first SAMP Recommendation, v1.11. The changes are detailed in Appendix B of the document, and consist of only two items:
  • Introduction of new SAMP_HUB environment variable lockfile location option documented in section 4.3. This is a backwardly-compatible modification of the existing SAMP "Standard Profile".
  • Addition of Non-Technical Preamble section 1.1 as per agreement for all new/revised IVOA documents.

Neither of these items is subject to unresolved controversies within the Apps/SAMP community.

It should therefore be very easy for TCG members to examine the changes and comment on approval/disapproval!

As before, the SAMP document has been developed within the public subversion repository Volute, in directory projects/samp/doc. The exact changes between the v1.11 REC and 1.2 PR of the (LaTeX) source code can be seen on this diff page.

Implementations and Validators

There are two interoperating implementations of the entire SAMP standard, by different authors, in different languages, including the new SAMP_HUB feature:

JSAMP also includes a validation suite which performs validation of nearly all aspects of the standard. SAMPy and JSAMP both pass these validation tests.

-- MarkTaylor - 31 Aug 2010

General Public Comments

Please add comments here.

TCG Comments during the normal RFC period

Applications (Tom McGlynn, MarkTaylor)

I approve!

-- MarkTaylor - 01 Oct 2010

TCG Comments During Final TCG Review (Nov 8 - Dec 6 2010)

Applications (Tom McGlynn, MarkTaylor)


-- TomMcGlynn - 08 Nov 2010

Data Access Layer (Patrick Dowler, Mike Fitzpatrick)


-- PatrickDowler - 2010-11-23

Data Model (Mireille Louys, Jesus Salgado)

I approve this document.

Grid&Web Sevices (Matthew Graham, Paul Harrison)

I approve this document.

-- MatthewGraham - 23 Nov 2010

Registry (Ray Plante, Gretchen Greene)


-- GretchenGreene - 23 Nov 2010

Semantics (Sebastien Derriere, Norman Gray)


-- SebastienDerriere - 03 Dec 2010

VOEvent (Rob Seaman, Roy Williams)

I approve!

-- RoyWilliams - 23 Nov 2010

Data Curation & Preservation (Alberto Accomazzi)


-- AlbertoAccomazzi - 26 Nov 2010

Theory (Herve Wozniak, Claudio Gheller)


-- HerveWozniak - 30 Nov 2010

TCG (ChristopheArviset, Severin Gaudet)

I approve. Thanks to the author for having included the link to the IVOA Architecture.

-- ChristopheArviset - 29 Nov 2010

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