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From Todd Lipcon <t...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Release plans
Date Fri, 19 Feb 2010 01:26:11 GMT
On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 5:19 PM, Jeff Hammerbacher <hammer@cloudera.com> wrote:
> Thanks Owen, that's useful information. It sounds like the API
> incompatibility vote can be a separate issue.
> Do we have consensus around rebasing on 0.21? Anyone already testing on 0.21
> who would be upset if the current branch were to be retired?

One question I have is what to do with the JIRA tickets - we probably
need some kind of bulk edit, right? Anything that's currently resolved
with fix version 22 needs to be changed over to fix version 21?

> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 5:02 PM, Owen O'Malley <omalley@apache.org> wrote:
>> On Feb 18, 2010, at 3:06 PM, Jeff Hammerbacher wrote:
>>  I think the community will step up to knock down some of the
>>> blockers once we resolve what should be in the 0.21 release: the current
>>> branch, or a rebase on trunk. Do you/Yahoo! have a preference on that
>>> front?
>> Yahoo doesn't care. Even if we rebase the 0.21 branch, because of the
>> timing, Yahoo will probably never deploy it. (It take months to push a
>> release through QA and production testing, as I wrote the security release
>> will hit the pipeline this year (code complete in february, first
>> integration cluster in april, on all production clusters by august). Yahoo
>> can't handle another big release until january 2011.
>> Personally, I'd prefer to rebase 0.21, especially after we have the Maven
>> story straightened out. Generating good poms would be a huge win for
>> downstream projects.
>> One big concern is that backwards incompatibility is a big cost. Especially
>> if 0.21 (like 0.19) never gets wide deployment, I'd like to start a vote
>> that we don't make any API incompatible in 0.22 relative to 0.20.
>> -- Owen

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