ACES 1.2 Announcement
We are sharing today, an ACES version 1.2 release candidate 1 that includes the AMF spec and the CLF spec. These specs were developed by the respective Virtual Working Groups (VWGs) and commented on by the ACES Architecture Technical Advisory Council (TAC).
A year ago, we targeted this week for the production release of ACES 1.2, but the TAC has requested a little extra time to encourage additional comments from the ACES Implementation VWGs, implementors and the public before the production release. We believe doing so will ensure that the widest and most thoughtful community comments are received and will result in AMF and CLF specs that will be rapidly and widely adopted by the industry.
The evaluation period for this release candidate will close on January 17, 2020. We anticipate the production release several weeks after that depending on feedback received.
This is the first ACES release under the new, more community-driven governance structure. We are confident that its structured, multilevel and transparent development process is a significant improvement and therefore will result in a better end product for content creators.
Thanks to the many participants on our calls and on ACESCentral.com who have contributed their best thinking on these topics. We look forward to the production release on or about February 3, 2020.