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From Chris A Mattmann <chris.mattm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Naming of Hadoop releases
Date Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:43:35 GMT
On Mar 20, 2012, at 12:28 AM, Chris Douglas wrote:

> -1. I agree with Todd; we tried this policy before and the project
> didn't produce a usable release for two years. Its benefits are
> fiction and its harm is documented.
> 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 stated, Chris, +1 (non-binding) from me.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
WWW:   http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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