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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: patch maturity and HBase release Was: HBASE-4120 table level priority
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2011 03:17:18 GMT
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Nicolas Spiegelberg <nspiegelberg@fb.com> wrote:
> I agree with Todd's sentiments on unnecessarily coupling feature priority
> with the availability of a patch.  There's patches that we've developed
> internally, then threw away because we couldn't tie it to a production use
> case or thought a better design might be necessary.  There's also patches
> that we've had simmering out for a couple weeks so we could think about it
> and cross-talk.  Every new feature adds to the complexity of an
> already-complex system.  We should make sure the feature has demand.

Another factor that I think we should consider when taking on big
features, and I've heard a version of this from you Nicolas, is
whether the feature contributor will be around post commit to fix bugs
that pop up post-commit.


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