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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Should we pull the Cygwin-oriented instructions out of the official reference materials?
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2016 02:24:57 GMT
+1 on pulling cygwin.adoc off.

On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 6:52 PM, Daniel Vimont <daniel@commonvox.org> 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 outdated and unsupported, yet apparently "official") instructions for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 Given that these instructions do appear to be outdated and unsupported, I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
>

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