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From Todd Lipcon <t...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Release process
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2010 18:26:33 GMT
On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> wrote:

> Chris Douglas wrote:
>
>> Spending the next few months voting and arguing on which
>> patches make it into "new" 0.20 (branched in 2008) instead of
>> addressing these issues is *not* progress. I strongly oppose this.
>>
>
> If it takes months, it is a failure.  It should take weeks, if that.
>
> Thus far the changes suggested for a 1.0 branch are:
>  - de-deprecate "classic" mapred APIs (no Jira issue yet)
>  - add HDFS-200 (improved append)
>

With HDFS-200 we'd also need HDFS-142, and potentially other fixes yet to be
determined (this append work based on 200 is still ongoing). I don't think
it will be "stable release" quality within a few weeks.


>  - add HADOOP-6668 & MAPREDUCE-1623 (audience and stability annotations)
>  - add MAPREDUCE-1650 (exclude private elements from javadoc)
>
> Are there other specific issues folks would like to see in this?  We could,
> e.g., set a 1-week deadline for proposals, 1 week for discussion, and one
> week for voting, and roll a candidate in three weeks.
>
> Would you strongly oppose such a 3-week process?
>
> Doug
>



-- 
Todd Lipcon
Software Engineer, Cloudera

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