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From Dylan Hutchison <dhutc...@cs.washington.edu>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Proposed binary packaging changes
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:13:30 GMT
Thanks for highlighting Chris. Some thoughts:

There are steps defined in the README and INSTALL for setting up Accumulo
from the binary distribution. It sounds reasonable to add additional steps
for downloading dependencies into the lib/ folder to these documents, as
long as the instructions are clearly explained. Bonus points for including
a helper script.

Organizations that manage dependencies in an offline environment will still
have guidance for what artifacts and which versions to obtain and where to
put them.

I suggest delaying the change to 2.0.0, since some users would be surprised
by the switch.

We should also remember the aphorism "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Are
users running into compatibility problems with the classpath or class
loaders? If yes, then this is important. If not, it could still be a good
thing, and I would support it if someone is energized to implement the
change. It sounds like this would make the release process and future
maintenance easier, especially on the legal end.

Projects like accumulo-quickstart(1) are critical for allowing users to
play around with Accumulo at low entry barrier. Let's make sure that (or a
similar) project still works.

(1) https://github.com/accumulobook/quickinstall
(Pending PR) https://github.com/accumulobook/quickinstall/pull/1
On Jun 30, 2016 3:43 PM, "Christopher" <ctubbsii@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'd like to bring to your attention
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-4356, for discussion. Feel
> free to comment here or on the issue.
>

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