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From "Keith Turner (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-2076) Make it easier to connect to acccumulo
Date Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:58:51 GMT

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Keith Turner commented on ACCUMULO-2076:
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bq.  the first thing I thought about was the potential confusion over adding something like
this to the 5th bugfix release to a version of Accumulo that's already about a year old (1.4.5).

Another comment I have made before about adding APIs to older release is that you may become
prematurely committed to it (i.e. a critical bug in 1.4.4 could necessitate the quick release
of 1.4.5 w/ whatever is currently in the branch).  Making API changes in point release allows
consideration of a batch of API changes together rather considering them individually.  IMO
evaluating a batch of API changes together allows the chance to produce a better API.  

> Make it easier to connect to acccumulo
> --------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-2076
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-2076
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: client
>            Reporter: Mike Drob
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.7.0
>
>
> Given a program that has {{accumulo-site.xml}} on its classpath, we should be able to
abstract away from the user the steps for connecting to accumulo. I'm thinking that we need
to expose something like HdfsZooInstance through the client API, but not exactly that, since
HZI looks like it carries some extra functionality.
> # Determine the backing file system
> # Get Instance ID from the FS. 
> # Get ZooServers from accumulo-site.xml
> # Get Instance Name from ZK.
> # Create an Instance and hand it to the user.
> If this already exists in master, then maybe we need to do a better job of documenting.
Or a better job of educating me.



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