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From Dhruba Borthakur <dhr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] secure 0.20-based branch
Date Fri, 23 Apr 2010 21:30:43 GMT
I support Doug's idea whole-heartedly. The question that remains is "who
gets to test and stabilize this new branch"? I am proposing that we
designate a owner for this branch and it is the onus of the owner of this
branch to test/stabilize that branch.

thanks,
dhruba

On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 1:51 PM, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> wrote:

> Chris Douglas wrote:
>
>> From a technical perspective, nothing has
>> been more destructive to the momentum and focus of this project than
>> the perpetual backporting and development on this branch.
>>
>
> I'm not proposing any more back- or forward-porting than will be done
> anyway.  I'm proposing we commit all the 0.20 security patches to a repo at
> Apache.  This could be as simple as copying Y!'s github repo wholesale to a
> branch at Apache.  Or, with a bit more effort, we can probably apply the
> patches from Jira in the right order.  Otherwise, Cloudera, Facebook and
> others will have to duplicate this effort.  Then bugfix patches and releases
> can be made against this repo rather than everyone having to assemble and
> maintain their own 0.20 security patchset from scratch.  Everyone will be
> using this patchset for quite some time.  Why shouldn't we share a repo that
> contains it?
>
> Doug
>



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