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From Kostas Tzoumas <kostas.tzou...@tu-berlin.de>
Subject Re: First Incubator Relase
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:25:06 GMT
+1

Let us tackle the big things one at a time (and the first Apache release is
a big thing by itself)


On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 6:48 PM, Stephan Ewen <sewen@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone!
>
> We just had a hangout discussion (see previous mails for minutes and
> recording) where we talked about getting the first incubator release of
> Flink out.
>
> Legal is blocked on the trademark issue until we make a release and we
> thought it cannot hurt to get the process started soon, because the first
> release is going to take a while.
>
>
> A suggestion we came up was to:
>
>  - Do a feature-freeze now, collect a shortlist of crucial bugs (not even
> "important enhancements") to fix, and start with the release process very
> soon.
>
>  - Concurrently add the critical improvements and other upcoming feature
> patches to a different branch.
>
>  - Once the release has been cleared and the release is out there, we
> rebase the feature branch and continue from there.
>
> It would give us the advantage to get out of the name limbo soon and
> pipeline the legal overhead for the first release. The successive release
> could be very soon after the initial one.
>
> How do you feel about this?
>
> Greetings,
> Stephan
>

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