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From Heng Chen <heng.chen.1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] 0.98 branch disposition
Date Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:02:29 GMT
Thanks andrew for your work on 0.98 branch,  we use this branch over 1
year,  and it's time for us to move on to branch-1.1+.

Thanks again.

2016-09-01 0:10 GMT+08:00 Nick Dimiduk <ndimiduk@gmail.com>:

> 0.98 has had a great run! I think it's entirely reasonable to start winding
> it down. Maybe some blog post walking through the upgrade process --
> demonstrating how easy it is and where the gotchas may lie would help
> encourage our brave and true 23%.
>
> Thank you for your dedicated and diligent 2.5 years and 21 releases! You
> are an impressive volunteer.
>
> On Friday, August 26, 2016, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > Greetings,
> >
> > HBase 0.98.0 was released in February of 2014. We have had 21 releases
> in 2
> > 1/2 years at a fairly regular cadence, a terrific run for any software
> > product. However as 0.98 RM I think it's now time to discuss winding down
> > 0.98. I want to give you notice of this as far in advance as possible
> (and
> > have just come to a decision barely this week). We have several more
> recent
> > releases at this point that are quite stable, a superset of 0.98
> > functionality, and have been proven in deployments. It's wise not to take
> > on unnecessary risk by upgrading from a particular version, but in the
> case
> > of 0.98, it's getting to be that time.
> >
> > If you have not yet, I would encourage you to take a few moments to
> > participate in our fully anonymous usage survey:
> > https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NJFKKGW . According to results received
> so
> > far, the versions of HBase in production use break down as:
> >
> >    - 0.94 - 19%
> >    - 0.96 - 2%
> >    - *0.98 - 23%*
> >    - 1.0 - 20%
> >    - 1.1 - 34%
> >    - 1.2 - 23%
> >
> > These figures add up to more than 100% because some respondents I expect
> > run more than one version.
> >
> > For those 23% still on 0.98 (and the 2% on 0.96) it's time to start
> > seriously thinking about an upgrade to 1.1 or later. The upgrade process
> > can be done in a rolling manner. We consider 1.1 (and 1.2 for that
> matter)
> > to be stable and ready for production.
> >
> > As 0.98 RM, my plan is to continue active maintenance at a roughly
> monthly
> > release cadence through December of this year. However in January 2017 I
> > plan to tender my resignation as 0.98 RM and, hopefully, take that active
> > role forward to more recent code not so full of dust and cobwebs and more
> > interesting to develop and maintain. Unless someone else steps up to take
> > on that task this will end regular 0.98 releases. I do not expect anyone
> to
> > take on that role, frankly. Of course we can still make occasional 0.98
> > releases on demand. Any committer can wrangle the bits and the PMC can
> > entertain a vote. (If you can conscript a committer to assist with
> > releasing I don't think you even need to be a committer to function as RM
> > for a release.) Anyway, concurrent with my resignation as 0.98 RM I
> expect
> > the project to discuss and decide an official position on 0.98 support.
> It
> > is quite possible we will announce that position to be an end of life.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Best regards,
> >
> >    - Andy
> >
> > Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. - Piet Hein
> > (via Tom White)
> >
>

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