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From "stack (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-4403) Adopt interface stability/audience classifications from Hadoop
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:36:59 GMT

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stack commented on HBASE-4403:
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bq. How about those coprocessor and rest related classes?

CPs we are calling dev facing APIs which would make them private I suppose in your classification
scheme.

REST classes similar since 'users' make REST calls -- the interface is the /table/row/, etc.
scheme.

Lets add Todd's definitions to the book as part of this patch or in a new one (I can do it
if you want -- just say so).
                
> Adopt interface stability/audience classifications from Hadoop
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-4403
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-4403
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Task
>    Affects Versions: 0.90.5, 0.92.0
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Jimmy Xiang
>         Attachments: hbase-4403-interface.txt, hbase-4403-nowhere-near-done.txt
>
>
> As HBase gets more widely used, we need to be more explicit about which APIs are stable
and not expected to break between versions, which APIs are still evolving, etc. We also have
many public classes that are really internal to the RS or Master and not meant to be used
by users. Hadoop has adopted a classification scheme for audience (public, private, or limited-private)
as well as stability (stable, evolving, unstable). I think we should copy these annotations
to HBase and start to classify our public classes.

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