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From Mike Miller <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] 2.0.0-alpha?
Date Sat, 06 Oct 2018 15:11:08 GMT
Are there any benefits of having an extra release of alpha versus just
building a release candidate with extended time for testing?

On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 12:27 AM Christopher <> 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?
> Christopher

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