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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Resignation as RM for branch 0.98
Date Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:27:46 GMT
Kudos to Andrew.

On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 11:26 AM, Enis Söztutar <enis@apache.org> wrote:

> Thanks Andrew for carrying this.
>
> +1 on the EOL messaging.
>
> Enis
>
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 10:37 AM, Mikhail Antonov <olorinbant@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 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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