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From Sean Busbey <bus...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Resignation as RM for branch 0.98
Date Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:28:25 GMT
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)

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