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From Arun Murthy <...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: Logistics for releasing 2.4
Date Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:09:40 GMT
Sounds good, thanks. I'll ping you off-thread.


On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 6:01 PM, Andrew Wang <andrew.wang@cloudera.com>wrote:

> Hi Arun, thanks for the reply. I hope that I've come across as an earnest
> and motivated contributor who wants to help make high-quality releases.
> Volunteering myself as RM and pushing for a 2.4 was not a reflection on
> your stewardship of 2.x so far. I know it's a lot of work.
> I didn't mean to suggest 12 releases per year. I was trying to couch my
> terminology with "monthly-ish" and "regular cadence". I must have missed
> the email thread where we decided on this, but 6-8 weeks per cycle is 100%
> fine with me. I obviously don't want meaningless releases just for the sake
> of releases, but I think HDFS-2832, HDFS-4949, and all the other
> improvements in branch-2 add enough value that cutting something is not
> meaningless.
> My impression of the two YARN JIRAs is that they're still roughly a month
> from being prod-ready, which is why I figured they could wait 6 weeks for
> the next 2.x. That was also not a slight on the YARN developers, it's that
> I think we should follow through if we're serious about a regular release
> cadence. As you allude to, we need to get used to slipping features to the
> next release. Symlinks one such example that I've personally been involved
> with, so I do understand.
> As an aside, I think this means that we should be more judicious about
> branch-2 merges in the future, since a regular cadence means branch-2
> should stay in a releasable state. I hope we can avoid burdonsome code
> divergence through "hard-disable" patches (e.g. symlinks) or pushing down
> just refactors (sort of like HDFS-2832), but that remains to be seen.
> I can abandon the 2.3rc, and then release current branch-2 as 2.3. Would
> > that be better?
> >
> That'd be great. All I'm after here is a regular release cadence with good
> integration testing, so if you're willing to RM it, awesome. As I stated
> way back in the thread, feel free to email me if you think I can help with
> the release process.
> Thanks,
> Andrew


Arun C. Murthy
Hortonworks Inc.

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