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From Konstantin Boudnik <>
Subject Re: BigTop : Build Targets
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2013 05:25:22 GMT
I guess there's another piece in the Bigtop, that most of the linux distro's
are lacking - it is only available in LSB at some extend: namely iTest based
validation system that plays TCK role for the ecosystem at large.


On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 01:51PM, Roman Shaposhnik wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:40 PM, Jay Vyas <> wrote:
> > So I guess big top is a non standard project in that , although it builds
> > artifacts, those artifacts can already be built from other places.
> The key word here is -- they can only be built. They are not available
> by default. Here's what I'm trying to say -- if today you download
> the default binary convenience artifact of Hadoop 1.x, HBase 0.94.x
> and Pig 0.11 you won't be able to even start the combination up.
> You have to rebuild the corresponding projects in order to make
> them work with each other.
> > However, in addition to building artifacts, it actually tests those artifacts between
> > one another - and the fact that it does this is actually one of the "major"
> > artifacts - because that process does the integration testsing for the
> > matrix of hadoop ecosystem tools.
> I'll stick with my Linux distro analogy. We're a Bigdata management
> distro. Our kernel is Hadoop and our userland is all the other projects.
> We produce the packages for end users to consume and we also
> maintain code that facilitates production of those packages (build,
> deploy, test).
> > Anyways... just thinkinng out loud while getting a feel for this awesome
> > peice of work.  Very useful and wish i knew of it earlier.  after a few
> > years of hadooping around and banging my head against integration ecosystems
> > various components.
> > Hope this helps others that are new to the big top project.!!
> We're definitely lacking good documentation if you think you can help -- that
> will be VERY much apprecaited!
> Thanks,
> Roman.

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