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From Konstantin Boudnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release plan for Hadoop 2.0.5
Date Fri, 03 May 2013 03:40:10 GMT
+1 with one addition I'd like to make to the plan

  - making downstream testing a passing criteria for the release. I don't mean
    that Hadoop community needs to be responsible for testing of _all_
    downstream components. What I'd like to see is a practice we used in the
    2.0.4-alpha with Bigtop 0.6 where passage of the tests in the latter was
    a, perhaps unofficial, release criteria for the former.

I also agree with 2.0.5 versioning, because essentially, future stability of
the API - of freezing - is the solid base we all are looking for.


On Wed, May 01, 2013 at 12:53PM, Konstantin Shvachko wrote:
> Please vote on the following plan for Hadoop release 2.0.5
> - bug fixes encountered in current release 2.0.4-alpha
> - make all API changes to allow freezing them post 2.0.5
> - no new features
> As discussed on @dev thread
> http://s.apache.org/fs
> this will allow to stabilize 2.0 branch in a short and predictable period
> of time.
> This enables a powerful option to have the release tested at Yahoo scale.
> The plan is to follow up with 2.1.0 - the stable release.
> New features can and should be added on top of the stable release once it
> is out.
> Hadoop by-laws:
> http://hadoop.apache.org/bylaws.html
> "Release Plan
> Defines the timetable and actions for a release. The plan also nominates a
> Release Manager.
> Lazy majority of active committers"
> assume nomination of a Release Manager with the plan.
> It would be really good if Arun continues if this plan is adopted.
> We can return to the RM topic if not.
> The vote will run for 7 days until next Wed, May 8th.
> Thanks,
> --Konstantin

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