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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: Backporting to active branches
Date Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:23:00 GMT
On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 9:03 AM, Nick Dimiduk <ndimiduk@apache.org> wrote:

> ...
> Let's change our relationship slightly, dev community. If you're working on
> a fix, please also post a patch for branch-1.1.

It is a bit tough. That'd be a patch for four branches (at least), three of
which have diverged in key areas (master, branch-1 and branch-1.2, and
branch-1.1). Each patch takes a bit of time, especially if some fixup
needed, and then, if doing the application, there is watching the build
subsequently to see if my application broke the build (which a seemingly
innocuous application does with some regularity). A critical fix should be
done in all branches, but for less-than-critical, I'd be for encouraging
folks to (rolling) upgrade to get new performance/feature?

Andrew's monthly sweep is the way to do it best IMO. When done, there is a
singular rather than a fractured focus and he's making the call what makes
it in and what doesn't. Takes time though.


> By policy, that's anything
> that's not a new feature. I'll veto anything that doesn't hold the
> compatibility guidelines. The other PMC know the guidelines as well, so if
> you're unsure you don't even have to wait on me -- ask any of them. You can
> even guess whether I'm going to veto it through a quick review of our
> guidelines [0] and by running your patch through the compatibility checker
> [1]. It only takes a few extra minutes and it will ensure a reasonable
> shelf-life for our release lines.
> Thanks a lot for all your effort,
> Nick
> [0]: http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#hbase.versioning.post10
> [1]:
> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=hbase.git;a=blob;f=dev-support/check_compatibility.sh;h=95dba003a60236e9911af9730654ded6977fe800;hb=refs/heads/master

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