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From "Stu Hood" <>
Subject Re: Almost time for 0.7 beta?
Date Sun, 25 Jul 2010 20:13:43 GMT
The are a few tickets affecting the public API that Rackspace would really like to see make
it into the 0.7-beta, since they will be very difficult to apply once a mass of people have
gone through the readTablesFromYaml process.

In particular, we'd like to see 1066, 1237 and the portion of 1271 modifying AccessLevel block
0.7-beta, but we're fairly certain these can be knocked out this week.


-----Original Message-----
From: "Chris Goffinet" <>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:56pm
Subject: Re: Almost time for 0.7 beta?

+1. Digg has been holding off until at least beta before testing. I'd love to start this as
soon as possible.


On Jul 24, 2010, at 7:49 PM, Jonathan Ellis wrote:

> At the time of our last update [1], I estimated it would be 4 to 6
> weeks until a 0.7 beta.  That was over 8 weeks ago.  Although we've
> never adhered to a strict release schedule, I'm feeling more and more
> like we need to stop delaying getting what is already done into
> peoples' hands.
> Wide row support was the main "blocker" in my mind for 0.7, and that
> was complete a month ago. [2]  Basic secondary index support will be
> also be done in the next few days (see subtasks to [3]).  I propose
> rolling a beta release next Friday and a release candidate two weeks
> after that; anything not ready at that point can wait until 0.7.1 or
> 0.8.
> The bad news is, vector clocks [4] and the Avro client api [5] will
> probably not be ready for the beta but may be ready for the release
> candidate.  I would be okay putting those directly into the RC since
> they are completely optional and will not affect users who want to
> ignore them.  (That is, more than they already have, with the Clock
> struct in the Thrift API.)  But I don't want to slip the schedule any
> more to wait for them.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> [5]
> -- 
> Jonathan Ellis
> Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
> co-founder of Riptano, the source for professional Cassandra support

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