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From "Mark Vigeant (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HBASE-2006) Documentation of hbase-site.xml parameters
Date Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:41:39 GMT

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Mark Vigeant commented on HBASE-2006:
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You're absolutely right Stack, and it certainly doesn't make sense to have 2 diverging documentations
that would only serve to make people more confused. I do believe though that the key configurations
need to be more eloquently detailed.

I like your idea Lars, but I'm not sure how to do it since I haven't used XSLT before. It
sounds like it could work though; from the looks of it all the w3 tutorial all it takes is
a XSL stylesheet. 

I think both ideas here are good and potentially very beneficial. I think that I could try
to work on the XSLT transformation but it would require a much more involved committer to
the project to create a more detailed summary of the key configurations (I'm thinking like
how ZooKeeper is documented). Would that be too much of a hassle so early on, or should we
wait until HBase 1.0.0?

> Documentation of hbase-site.xml parameters
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-2006
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-2006
>             Project: Hadoop HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: documentation
>    Affects Versions: 0.20.2
>            Reporter: Mark Vigeant
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: hbase_parameters.doc
>
>   Original Estimate: 24h
>  Remaining Estimate: 24h
>
> There is nowhere on the site or wiki a detailed examination of the parameters behind
HBase. You have to open hbase-default.xml to see them and their descriptions. A page on the
wiki with descriptions would be nice

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