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From Nick Dimiduk <ndimi...@apache.org>
Subject Backporting to active branches
Date Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:03:40 GMT
Heya folks,

I'm sorry to say branch-1.1 is falling behind in terms of backporting fixes
and performance improvements. Anything that's not a new feature and that
doesn't break our compatibility guidelines is explicitly acceptable and
*should* be backported to the active release branches, 0.98 and branch-1.1.
Mr. Purtell does a lot of good work to keep up 0.98; I'm afraid I don't
have the bandwidth to pursue the commit logs so diligently.

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