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From Jean-Daniel Cryans <jdcry...@apache.org>
Subject Re: VOTE: hbase-0.95.0RC0, the first "Developer Release" release candidate is available for download and vote
Date Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:20:45 GMT

The hbase-common-0.95.0-hadoop1.jar has a tainted hbase-default.xml
(like J-M saw):


Not sure if there are others.


On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Stack <stack@duboce.net> wrote:
> Some followup:
> + I pushed up this release to maven repository as SNAPSHOTs.   Would be
> interested if these published artifacts are useable at all; in particular,
> does our new hbase-client 'work' (i.e. does it make it so you can go
> against hbase cluster w/o having to put the world of hbase on your
> classpath).  See:
> https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/snapshots/org/apache/hbase/
> + I am moving all 0.95.0 issues to 0.95.1 (slowly).
> + Above I call the release a "Developer Release".  In the past we referred
> to these types of releases as "Development" Series releases.  Let us use
> the old terminology instead.  It is a better description (I added section
> on hbase versions to upgrades section in refguide:
> http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#hbase.versioning).
> Any +1s out there?
> St.Ack
> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 4:52 PM, Stack <stack@duboce.net> wrote:
>> Here is our first 0.95.0 release candidate.  Should we put this out as
>> 0.95.0?
>> The 0.95.x series of releases are designated "developer releases", a type
>> of release we have done in the past -- see the 0.89.x series -- where we
>> let out 'raw', barely-tested product so developers and those generally
>> interested can get some early exposure to what our next stable release to
>> follow 0.94.x will look like.  Putting out these 'rough cuts' also helps
>> to get the feedback started earlier while the release is still baking.
>> These "developer release" come with no guarantees.  We make no
>> promises that the next release will be compatible with this one or even
>> that
>> you will be able to preserve data across the update (This is at an extreme,
>> and highly unlikely, but could be the case).  No work has been done to make
>> it so you can migrate from 0.94.x HBase.
>> In spite of all the caveats above, we still need to vote.  Remember, the
>> bar
>> is intentionally set lower on these "developer releases"; it will have to
>> be
>> something pretty bad to block this RC going out.  There should be a new
>> release
>> along in a week or two and we can address the offender there.
>> The release artifacts may be downloaded from:
>>   http://people.apache.org/~stack/hbase-0.95.0RC0/
>> Let the vote run for a short time, say, April 3rd.  Take it for a quick
>> spin.
>> Over 1500 issues have been closed against 0.95.0.  It is tough pulling out
>> the highlights but I think most will be interested in big improvements
>> in Mean Time To Recovery, a revamped metrics, support for hadoop1 and
>> hadoop2.... the list is long.  For the full list of issues fixed see:
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=12310753&version=12324094
>> All feedback is welcome.  We'd be interested in getting feedback on
>> everything from the packaging, layout, through documentation, UI, and of
>> course,
>> any bugs found.
>> Thanks,
>> St.Ack

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