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From "Jimmy Xiang (Updated) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HBASE-4403) Adopt interface stability/audience classifications from Hadoop
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2012 23:16:57 GMT

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Jimmy Xiang updated HBASE-4403:
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    Attachment: hbase-4403-interface_v2.txt

I got some distraction. Here is the v2 I have so far.  I already added MiniZookeeper cluster
as public, Evolving. I'd like to add MiniHBaseCluster as well but it is in test folder.

Do we classify those classes in test folder?  Should we move them to the main folder?

                
> 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-interface_v2.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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