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From lars hofhansl <lhofha...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: HBase releases...
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2011 20:48:57 GMT
Debian moves at glacial speeds, though :)

At the speed that HBase is still going, porting to stable even after a few weeks,
might be a monumental task.
On the other hand it would make for stable releases.

----- Original Message -----
From: Li Pi <li@idle.li>
To: dev@hbase.apache.org
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: HBase releases...

We could do a Debian style release system with stable and feature branches.
Once the feature branches get stabilized - they can be ported to stable.
On Oct 12, 2011 10:56 AM, "Stack" <stack@duboce.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:42 PM, Jesse Yates <jesse.k.yates@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > If we can release more frequently, with truly stable releases, then more
> > people will be more likely to run clusters with codebases that are closer
> to
> > trunk. Therefore they will have more benefits like bug fixes and
> performance
> > increases without the worry that they are running unstable/buggy code.
> > However, there is a big 'if' here - if we can make sure that the builds
> that
> > go out frequently are really rock solid.
> >
> We can't afford to go backwards when it comes to perceived stability.
> Its a separate discussion -- belongs more in the testing thread that
> has been running of late -- but I'd like to talk about how we can
> ensure stability goes up as time goes by even as we cross major
> release versions.
> St.Ack

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