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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] secure 0.20-based branch
Date Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:42:43 GMT
Doug Cutting wrote:
> Y!'s developed extensive security features based on the 0.20 branch. The 
> 0.20 versions of the individual patches appear in Jira, but these have 
> not been committed to any branch in Apache's SVN.  Y! has periodically 
> pushed out versions of these as Yahoo!'s Distribution of Hadoop at 
> github, and Cloudera is likely to make a 0.20-based distribution 
> including these as well.
> Shouldn't we commit these all to some 0.20-based branch at Apache?  I'd 
> earlier (on common-dev) suggested we might start a 1.0 branch based on 
> 0.20, then add a 1.1 branch with the security patches.  If that were 
> done, the 0.21 release could perhaps instead be called 1.2.  But, 
> regardless of the naming, it would be good to have the 0.20 versions of 
> all of the security patches committed to a branch at Apache so that we 
> can make a release that includes them, patches can be targeted against 
> this branch, etc.
> What do others think?

I'm biased as I don't have that much data in HDFS right now, but I'm 
mostly in favour of SVN_TRUNK as where things go, not adding new 
features to the existing stuff

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