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From "Zheng, Kai" <kai.zh...@intel.com>
Subject RE: Release numbering for 3.x leading up to GA
Date Mon, 02 May 2016 21:38:08 GMT
Thanks for driving this, Andrew. Sounds great.

>> but I'm going to spend time on our first RC this week.
Sorry what does this mean? Did you mean the first RC version or 3.0.0-alpha1 will be cut out
this week?
Anyway will try to get some tasks done sooner.

Regards,
Kai

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Wang [mailto:andrew.wang@cloudera.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 5:07 AM
To: Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org>
Cc: common-dev@hadoop.apache.org
Subject: Re: Release numbering for 3.x leading up to GA

On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org>
wrote:

> On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 1:50 PM, Andrew Wang <andrew.wang@cloudera.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I wanted to confirm my version numbering plan for Hadoop 3.x. We had 
> > a related thread on this topic about a year ago, mostly focusing on 
> > the
> > branch-2 maintenance releases:
> >
> >
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/hadoop-common-dev/201504.mbox
> /%3CFAA30A53-C2BD-4380-9245-C8DBEC7BF386%40hortonworks.com%3E
> >
> > For Hadoop 3, I wanted to do something like scheme (2) in Vinod's
> original
> > email from the above thread. e.g. leading up to GA, we'd have:
> >
> > 3.0.0-alpha1
> > 3.0.0-alpha2
> > 3.0.0-beta1
> > 3.0.0
>
> +1 on the naming scheme. Also (and I know this is an impossible
> question to answer, but still)
> what are the rough timing expectations on these?
>
> Thanks Roman. Regarding release timing, this is what we discussed on
another thread:

> For exit criteria, how about we time box it? My plan was to do monthly
alphas through the summer, leading up to beta in late August / early Sep.
At that point we freeze and stabilize for GA in Nov/Dec.

As you say, release plans need to be flexibly, but I'm going to spend time on our first RC
this week.
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