A question about alert serialization and transport posed in a GitHub issue which we are posting here, as it seems likely to be of broader interest:
The section 3.5 Alerts to DIAsources (Latest Revision: 2019-07-29), describing alert serialization and alert transport, is not consistent with what is described in LDM-612 (Latest Revision: 2019-05-13).
- These alerts will be issued in VOEvent format, and should be readable by VOEvent-compliant clients (LSE-163)
is in conflict with
- LSST is prototyping a bulk transport system built on the open-source distributed queue system Apache Kafka, with Apache Avro used as a binary serialization format. (LDM-612).
What would be the correct description then?