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From Andrew Purtell <apurt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Next release
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:51:32 GMT
We are in the process of getting coprocessor and security related patches out for trunk. Gary's
RPC changes are already up on reviewboard, the first bits of coprocessor framework should
be up this week, likewise the first cut of a coprocessor-based discretionary access control

We would like to have these be in a somewhat "real" state by Hadoop World, i.e. included in
trunk, so I prefer option #1. 

Best regards,

    - Andy

--- On Wed, 9/15/10, Todd Lipcon <todd@cloudera.com> wrote:

> From: Todd Lipcon <todd@cloudera.com>
> Subject: Next release
> To: hbase-dev@hadoop.apache.org
> Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 1:56 PM
> Hey all,
> Hadoop World is just a little under a month away, so I
> wanted to start a
> thread regarding planning for our next release. There's
> obviously no rule
> that we must release anything for Hadoop World, but we had
> originally hoped
> to ship 0.90 (or at least have it in a usable release
> candidate state) for
> the conference. Lining releases up around conferences is a
> good way to build
> buzz, etc.
> To summarize the state of the world right now, we have
> basically two main
> trees: (a) 0.89.20100830 in release candidates, and (b)
> trunk which includes
> the master rewrite branch merged. Currently, 0.89.20100830
> is pretty good
> looking and Stumble is using it in production modulo a few
> changes. Trunk is
> a bit messy, as it's failing its tests and apparently won't
> even start up a
> cluster. It's certainly not in a releasable state right
> now, and it remains
> to be seen how much more work we need to put into it to get
> it to be stable.
> So, I think we have basically three choices:
> 1) Continue to work on stabilizing trunk, and aim to get it
> usable enough to
> do a developer release for Hadoop World, still under the
> umbrella of the
> 0.89 series. Assumedly this release would be *less* stable
> than
> 0.89.20100830 given the scope of the changes and the amount
> of time we have
> remaining to test and fix, so calling it 0.90 at that point
> is probably
> unwise.
> 2) Add a few more patches to 0.89.20100830 to fix up some
> current issues
> (assignment speed, read optimizations, et al), and rebrand
> it as 0.90. In
> parallel we continue to work on trunk and start doing
> developer releases
> called 0.91.* including all the master rewrite. Then when
> the master rewrite
> is ready, we'll release that as 0.92.
> 3) We can completely ignore Hadoop World - it's a nice
> place to make a
> release, but we can always miss the date by a month if we
> prefer.
> I'm personally leaning towards option 2 above - there are a
> ton of great
> fixes and features since 0.20, and getting them out to a
> broader user
> community sooner rather than later seems prudent. We can
> then take our time
> to fix up and stabilize trunk and get an 0.92 out with all
> the goodness when
> it's ready.
> Thoughts?
> -Todd
> -- 
> Todd Lipcon
> Software Engineer, Cloudera


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