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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: Vote For A) README_UBUNTU B) "Compiling on Ubuntu" In README
Date Thu, 02 Aug 2012 01:36:10 GMT

Like Keith said, I'm not a fan of clustering documentation at the top 
level, especially linux distribution specific readmes. Accumulo is 
agnostic of the target flavor of linux, as such it doesn't make sense to 
keep such guidance beside the source code. As Dave said, I also agree 
that the user/developer manual doesn't make sense. I like the current 
top-level README. Succinct enough to not drive people away, and gives 
the necessary basic information to get up and running.

I think adding Ubuntu specific information to the 
site would be a good place to host this kind of information. You could 
easily add a section which includes linux distribution specifics/quirks.

On 07/27/2012 11:32 AM, Keith Turner wrote:
> One concern I have is clutering the top level Accumulo dir.  We do not
> have to put the ubunutu information in the README to avoid this.
> Another option is moving the file to the docs dir or some of the
> suggestions that Dave Marion made.
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM, David Medinets
> <>  wrote:
>> I'd like to get a vote by the contributors on which approach to use.
>> I'll start the voting:
>> A) +1 because I don't know how much information might be needed and
>> the information might change for different versions of Accumulo. Also
>> the README might wind up with many OS-specific sections. And, lastly
>> because I've already done it. :)

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