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From Keith Turner <ke...@deenlo.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] 2.0.0-alpha?
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:06:27 GMT
On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 12:53 PM Josh Elser <elserj@apache.org> wrote:
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> On 10/9/18 12:44 PM, Keith Turner wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 12:27 AM Christopher <ctubbsii@apache.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi Accumulo devs,
> >>
> >> I'm thinking about initiating a vote next week for a 2.0.0-alpha
> >> release, so we can have an official ASF release (albeit without the
> >> usual stability expectations as a normal release) to be available for
> >> the upcoming Accumulo Summit.
> >>
> >> An alpha version would signal our progress towards 2.0.0 final, serve
> >> as a basis for testing, and give us something to share with a wider
> >> audience to solicit feedback on the API, configuration, and module
> >> changes. Of course, it would still have to meet ASF release
> >> requirements... like licensing and stuff, and it should essentially
> >> work (so people can actually run tests), but in an alpha release, we
> >> could tolerate flaws we wouldn't in a final release.
> >>
> >> Ideally, I would have preferred a 2.0.0 final at this point in the
> >> year, but I think it needs more testing.
> >>
> >> Does an alpha release next week seem reasonable to you?
> >
> >
> > I am in favor of an Alpha release.  Also, Alpha releases imply feature
> > freeze in some projects.  I am in favor of feature freeze.  Is anyone
> > opposed to feature freeze?
> >
> > Below is what feature freeze means to me.
> >
> > We agree to avoid adding new features for 2.0 AND work on 2.0 will
> > focus on bug fixes and polishing features added before the Alpha.
> > This polishing work could result in API changes.  If anyone really
> > wants to add a new feature, they should discuss it on the mailing
> > list.
>
> No concerns with an alpha also implying a feature-freeze. That does mean
> that it should be even more straightforward to have a complete list of
> the features landing in 2.0.0 ;) (which remains my only concern)

If no one raises any objections to feature freeze in this discuss
thread, we could add something to the alpha release vote about feature
freeze.

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