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From Jean-Daniel Cryans <jdcry...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Discussion: Move contribs out of hbase?
Date Thu, 04 Feb 2010 21:57:45 GMT
What about replication? I think it is a core feature but the reason we
wanted to put it first in contrib was because of stability issues it could
generate. 2 other options:

- github, means no visibility from hbase and more steps to get it
- directly into core, with a configuration variable that works the same way
as dfs.append.enable


On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 1:50 PM, Stack <stack@duboce.net> wrote:

> Trying to summarize the above back and forth, how about going forward
> we do something like the following:
> + We keep contrib
> + Look into having build NOT go down to contrib dirs by default so
> broken contrib doesn't hold up core
> + Core devs no longer are required chase changes all the ways down
> into each of the contrib tributaries; onus on rectifying contrib with
> core changes falls on contrib owner.
> + Allow that if a contrib is not fixed promptly, it will dropped from a
> release
> + Move those contribs we consider core -- stargate for example -- up
> into core and out of contrib (thrift is a little more involved;
> depends on how Lars Francke wants to run it)
> + Raise the barrier when it comes to taking on new contribs; encourage
> satellite projects to use other repos
> To be clear, current contrib owners are: andrew for ec2 and stargate,
> clint morgan for THBase ('transactional') and I'm covering IHBase
> ('indexed').
> If above is not objectionable, I'll stick it up on the wiki as a sort
> of contrib 'policy'.
> Here's some other comments on items raised over course of this discussion:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 4:09 PM, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > What do you want to do about the EC2 scripts? They make no sense as a
> > standalone project in my opinion. Could move into bin/ec2/ ? What happens
> > with those when they generalize to other cloud providers like the Hadoop
> > cloud scripts are doing for 0.21? bin/cloud/ ? That would be fine with
> me.
> >
> IMO bin/ec2 seems grand but maybe just wait till after 0.21 because
> when the generalized scripts become available, it might dictate they
> belong somewhere else -- a bin/cloud or somewhere else altogether.
> On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 5:18 AM, Bruce Williams
> <williams.bruce@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Providing an interface for contrib to code to is the ultimate solution.
> >
> Interestingly, contribs have been instrumental here.  Much of hbase
> core is subclassable and you can configure it to use alternate
> implementations of Master, RegionServer, Region, etc.
> Thanks,
> St.Ack

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