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From Dima Spivak <dspi...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Should we pull the Cygwin-oriented instructions out of the official reference materials?
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2016 02:48:56 GMT
Yes please to complete removal. The docs at this point cause more trouble
than they're worth.

-Dima

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, Ted Yu <yuzhihong@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 on pulling cygwin.adoc off.
>
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 6:52 PM, Daniel Vimont <daniel@commonvox.org
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>
> > Hey all,
> >
> > There are recurring user-list postings[1][2] (and the occasional JIRA[3])
> > from confused individuals who are attempting to follow the (apparently
> > outdated and unsupported, yet apparently "official") instructions for
> > Cygwin-based installation of HBase in a Windows environment[4].
> >
> > Given that these instructions do appear to be outdated and unsupported, I
> > would recommend that we simply pull them from the official documentation.
> > (Yes, we could put a big banner up at the top of the Cygwin instructions
> > that announces them as severely deprecated -- "Here be monsters" -- but
> why
> > leave bogus instructions lying around?)
> >
> > Big questions:
> > (a) Is there anyone who wants to update the Cygwin instructions?
> > (b) Assuming that the answer to question (a) is "no"[5], then should we
> > pull the Cygwin instructions (hbase/src/main/site/asciidoc/cygwin.adoc)
> > out
> > of the official Reference materials?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Dan
> >
> > [1]
> > http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/hbase-user/201608.mbox/%
> > 3C0e035a2a13e041fdae95d204857c271a%40HK2PR3007MB0132.064d.mgd.msft.net
> %3E
> > [2]
> > http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/hbase-user/201608.mbox/%3CCABL%
> > 2BTmt2khhkgQD%2BppUCewJ9Dvhsx-WqqkGFG%2B_TGZjpu%2Bh2iw%40mail.gmail.com
> %3E
> > [3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-16424
> > [4] https://hbase.apache.org/cygwin.html
> > [5] ... or more likely, that question (a) is simply met with the sound of
> > crickets vigorously chirping
> >
>


-- 
-Dima

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