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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Bigtop Proposal
Date Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:00:06 GMT
On 15/06/11 19:23, Ted Dunning wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Steve Loughran<stevel@apache.org>  wrote:
>
>> For those people who aren't on the Apache Incubator mailing lists, Tom
>> White has proposed "BigTop", which is the tooling to integrate the build and
>> testing of the Apache Hadoop technologies, perhaps eventually to have
>> coordinated releases.
>>
>
> I will comment on the proposal directly as well, but coordinated releases
> would be a disaster.  Mahout, for one, should not have to wait for Hadoop to
> have a release.  We are already unhappy that we only get two releases a year
> and want to up that to four.

>
> Much better is to have a directed acyclic dependency graph with coherent
> versioning.  That allows projects to stay independent, but still express


you could do synchronised factored releases: if Hadoop ships every 12 
months, other things could come out every 4 months against the last 
major release, things like Hama could come out monthly while in the 
rapidly evolving state.

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