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From Paul Querna <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release cassandra 0.4.0-rc2
Date Wed, 16 Sep 2009 04:04:55 GMT
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Eric Evans <> wrote:
> The Cassandra community voted on and approved the release of Apache
> Cassandra 0.4.0-rc2. We would now like to request the approval of the
> Incubator PMC for this release.
> Cassandra is a massively scalable, eventually consistent, distributed,
> structured key-value store.
> Podling vote thread:
> 0.4.0-rc2 artifacts:
> SVN tag:
> Project home:
> Incubation status:
> The vote will remain open for 72 hours (or longer if needed).
> There were a number of changes made since RC1 to address concerns raised
> in previous votes. Among them:
> * License texts in lib/licenses where removed and incorporated into a
> monolithic top-level LICENSE.txt. CASSANDRA-371
> * Attributions for all third-party code was added to the top-level
> NOTICE.txt file. CASSANDRA-371
> * Commons javaflow was removed. CASSANDRA-428
> * The developers/contributors reference in NOTICE.txt was removed, (as
> was the actual list in pom.xml). CASSANDRA-415
> * Missing SVN properties that had crept in were added, and project
> documentation updated. CASSANDRA-429

+1 to release.

Concerns/Issues/general feedback:
 - gen-java as mentioned like Sebb (The generated files included in
the tarball), but not a blocking problem.  We have various generated
bits in httpd's tarbals, I don't think this is a critical issue.
 - The use of SVN Snapshots of projects like Thrift -- This is really
a Thrift problem that the Thrift project needs to fix, but it should
not block Cassandra from releasing.  We have done releases of httpd
that depend on APR svn snapshots before, it sucks, but we've done it.
- Don't know the details of how `ant release` works, but things like
bin/cassandra didn't have +x executable bit on them.
- The BUGS.txt file feels out of place and pretty short, Maybe a
Current Limitations section in a the README.txt, with a link to the

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