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From Mikhail Antonov <olorinb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Resignation as RM for branch 0.98
Date Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:37:38 GMT
Yeah - thank you for all hard work and time investment on reviews,
cherry-picking, backporting and testing Andrew!

+1 to retire 0.98.

-Mikhail

On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 10:28 AM, Sean Busbey <busbey@apache.org> wrote:

> Thanks for all the hard work around 0.98 Andrew!
>
> I'm +1 on retiring 0.98, but I think we should solicit feedback from
> user@hbase before making a decision.
>
> On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 6:51 PM, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > HBasers,
> >
> > Happy new year!
> >
> > The 0.98 branch has had a great run at a fairly constant release cadence,
> > producing 24 releases in all.
> >
> > I served as the branch RM for 98 for all of that time, and now I feel the
> > time has come to move on to work with more recent code. Therefore please
> > consider this my resignation as such (it's an informal position after all
> > (smile)) from the role of branch 98 RM.
> >
> > It will be up to the PMC to decide what to do about 98 going forward. My
> > recommendation is to put out the message that 98 branch has been end of
> > lifed (EOL). There is no reason someone else couldn't don the RM hat and
> > put out an additional 98 release, for example, in order to deal with a
> > critical fix for something we just can't abide shipping as the last
> release
> > of anything. That person might even be me. However, without a dedicated
> > shepard the management of the 98 branch is pretty difficult these days.
> It
> > requires Java 6 to build, which requires a hack to its security classes
> to
> > communicate with modern SSL servers like repository.apache.org, and
> > mandates Hadoop 1 compatibility, which can lead to tricky problems found
> > only at release time. Backports are rarely clean. Assume 30 minutes to 2
> > hours work for each attempt at a backport, including time for tests to
> > complete. Maintaining and releasing 98 branch will be a time commitment.
> > FWIW. All that said if someone else would like to step up into the 98 RM
> > role, then we don't need to consider calling it EOL. However, as I've
> said,
> > that is my humble recommendation to the PMC.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Best regards,
> >
> >    - Andy
> >
> > If you are given a choice, you believe you have acted freely. - Raymond
> > Teller (via Peter Watts)
>



-- 
Thanks,
Michael Antonov

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