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From AJAY GUPTA <ajaygit...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal for apex/malhar extensions
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:37:44 GMT
This is a good idea.


On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 4:47 PM, Chinmay Kolhatkar <chinmay@apache.org>

> Dear Community,
> This is in relation to malhar cleanup work that is ongoing.
> In one of the talks during Apache BigData Europe, I got to know about
> Spark-Packages (https://spark-packages.org/) (I believe lot of you must be
> aware of it).
> Spark package is basically functionality over and above and using Spark
> core functionality. The spark packages can initially present in someone's
> public repository and one could register that with
> https://spark-packages.org/ and later on as it matures and finds more use,
> it gets consumed in mainstream Spark repository and releases.
> I found this idea quite interesting to keep our apex-malhar releases
> cleaner.
> One could have extension to apex-malhar in their own repository and just
> register itself with Apache Apex. As it matures and find more and more use
> we can consume that in mainstream releases.
> Advantages to this are multiple:
> 1. The entry point for registering extensions with Apache Apex can be
> minimal. This way we get more indirect contributions.
> 2. Faster way to add more feature in the project.
> 3. We keep our releases cleaner.
> 4. One could progress on feature-set faster balancing both Apache Way as
> well as their own Enterprise Interests.
> Please share your thoughts on this.
> Thanks,
> Chinmay.

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