New certification specs by the end of the year
Half a year has passed and now it’s time to start updating certification test specifications again. Specs are updated twice a year, to make sure that all requirements are adequate to real life. Specifications evolve under the eyes of the entire Skype developer community and everyone is welcome to contribute their suggestions for improvement. To give your input, please log in to DevZone and add your suggestions and concerns to the Test Specs 8.01 discussion page. From now you have three weeks to do it.
The first round of input gathering ends on October 26, and the first draft of the next version of test specifications will be published on November 9. Then you’ll have another two weeks to discuss it, and if there are ideas that lead to significant changes in draft then on November 30 another discussion draft will be published. On December 7 we will publish the release candidate of the new specs which will take effect on January 2, 2008.
All software certification requests submitted after end of year 2007 will be tested against the new specs. Note that if you want to add or change something in the specs but do not express yourself now, the next opportunity will be in spring 2008.