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From Ed Espino <esp...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache HAWQ & Pivotal HDB release alignment
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:40:47 GMT
+1 to this recommendation. It has been a bit confusing keeping track of
versions. The Apache HAWQ version update is fairly simple. Now is the time
to make such an update. I imagine it will get harder the more time passes
on and the more the community grows.

This will impact Jira versioning for our upcoming Apache HAWQ incubating
release. I will take care of that as part of the release process.

Thanks,
-=e

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM, Vineet Goel <vvineet@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi HAWQ dev community,
>
>
> Over the last few months, many users in the HAWQ community have expressed
> confusion about Apache HAWQ incubating release versions as compared to
> Pivotal HDB release version numbering. Since Pivotal’s donation of HAWQ
> codebase to Apache in September 2015, the community has grown, and users of
> Apache HAWQ as well as HDB have participated and sought help from the HAWQ
> dev/user community via mailing lists.
>
>
> With my Pivotal representation on this topic, I’m proposing Pivotal team to
> make an effort to align commercial releases of HDB based on Apache HAWQ
> releases as much as possible. And, as part of the proposal, the commercial
> HDB versions should also be aligned with the Apache HAWQ release
> versioning. The net result of this alignment at Pivotal will likely result
> in higher Apache HAWQ release cadence and collaboration, plus lesser user
> confusion. I have seen this model work well in other Apache communities
> like Apache Ambari and more, in conjunction with the respective commercial
> releases.
>
>
> Such an alignment on the versioning could quickly be achieved by doing a
> one-time version bump of upcoming Apache HAWQ release to 2.2.0.0 (versus
> 2.1.0.0) as there is no way to lower the version on the other end. Would
> the community & the Release Manager support such a version string change to
> help Pivotal align their HDB releases to Apache HAWQ releases? I believe
> such an alignment will benefit the joint user community significantly.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Vineet
>



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*Ed Espino*
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