This is a quick description of the work packages for getting a first
version of the WR switch by the end of 2010, with basic switching
capabilities and good timing. The following explanations and task
numbers refer to the attached Gantt chart: attachment:wrswitch2010.pdf.
Explanations are only given when the title of a work package is deemed
not sufficient for understanding.
This is a not-very-long document telling developers what WR is and how
one goes about designing a node. In particular, it describes the
enhanced PTP mechanism. The real WR spec is delivered in 6.1. after a
whole year of learning.
1.2. Basic switch spec.
Here we decide which features of the relevant IEEE standards apply to
this first version of the switch, how many ports, and other
miscellaneous features such as basic switch management through SNMP.