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From sanjay Radia <san...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: Naming of Hadoop releases
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2012 00:23:54 GMT

On Mar 19, 2012, at 4:28 PM, Chris Douglas wrote:

> However 0.22 is (or isn't) released, no general policy is required and
> nobody should waste their time trying to define one. Releases-
> including versions- are by majority vote. Either the developers of the
> 0.22 series convince most of the PMC that the release series warrants
> a major version, they elect to continue development on the 0.22
> series, or they fork the code and create a new project. Those are
> always the only outcomes and the reasoning will be ad hoc by
> definition.
> 
> My opinion: version numbers are cheap. As long as 0.22 has
> contributors interested in pursuing that line of development,
> reserving a series for that work to be released is not unreasonable.
> Confining it to 0.22.xxx presumes it will fail, while a major version
> should give its maintainers sufficient flexibility to define
> compatibility, etc. -C

Well put chris.


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