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From Rahul Sharma <rahul0...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Retire HDT
Date Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:42:12 GMT
According to my understanding projects at Apache are being developed by
community interest. The project can take the direction in which community
sees it the best. With HDT there is not much interest in the community. The
project lacks active development and discussions on mailing lists. With
retirement the code exists in repo, which can be resurrected at some point
in future.

The project can survive the vote, but post that I think the current PPMC
needs to think about how to get their interest back in the project and what
needs to be done to get more people involved with it.

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM, Mirko Kämpf <mirko.kaempf@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> my VOTE:
> -1
> and regarding the vote for retiring the HDT project I would like to suggest
> to clearly define the scope of the project if it survives after the VOTE.
> I found it hard to explain to other people what the role of HDT is. Since
> the Kite-SDK offers
> dataset centric libraries and Morphlines for reusable "single record" ETL
> operations I was more
> focused on this side. But anyway, even if you know the Hadoop Ecosystem, it
> is not easy to
> see what are the most often used components. In between I think the
> Morphlines are great and
> some tool support for developers and analysts would be great. I created
> "MorphMiner". It is a tool, which allows
> editing and testing of Morphlines in an GUI, and this could be a
> contribution to HDT, but I think, right now,
> it is not really clear if it is a good fit, as I can not see the overall
> picture of the HDT vision.
> What do you think about the role of HDT? It could be the single entry point
> for developer with an abstract "cluster handling" component.
> This means, (A) we would have to enable a connection to existing cluster
> via their manager API, e.g. Cloudera Managers REST API or comparable APIs
> from other venders would be used retrieve status and to enable simple
> operations, but in the other hand, this seems to be an overhead, as such
> tools already provide all relevant information, but in a different system.
> Here it would already be fine to have a browser tab in eclipse to access
> the cluster. Even Hue could be embedded.
> (B) for web developers it would be fine to have a "HUE Module" available as
> a template to start coding, testing and deployment.
> We could see, that application development around Hadoop is not "the one
> task, done in one IDE", but a set of multiple activities which include even
> administration and data or metadata management. An IDE is often seen as the
> "environment to do the coding in a productive way - not deployment, and
> this can confuse Hadoop newbies.
> Maybe this are reasons for the low activity, because the focus is not clear
> and the tasks are that diverse.
> I think, instead of retirement of HDT we should actively create "The case
> for HDT". One way to do this could be a collection of best practices and
> tutorials which show how HDT helps or even can help - from here we can go
> on with the tool development affords and hopefully with some work which
> integrates the Kite SDK into HDT. The dataset tools is already a good
> starting point. Based on this, a dataset inspector which even produces
> dataset profiles seems to be a doable project for a student. I volunteer
> for mentoring and providing an existing skeleton of the code for this
> module.
> To include more ideas from Kite SDK developers and other people I know, who
> may be interested in this discussion I send it to some "of list addresses"
> to invite those people.
> Good luck HDT !!!
> Cheers,
> Mirko
> 2014-11-10 9:45 GMT+01:00 Rahul Sharma <rsharma@apache.org>:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Based on the discussion happened on the mailing list [1] ,I'd like to
> call
> > a VOTE to retire[2] Apache HDT from  Apache Incubator. It appears i that
> > the project has lost community interest with almost no activity on
> mailing
> > lists.
> >
> > This VOTE will be open for at least 72 hours and passes on achieving a
> > consensus.
> >
> >  +1 [ ] Yes, I am in favor of retiring HDT from the Apache Incubator.
> >  +0 [ ]
> >  -1 [ ] No, I am not in favor of retiring HDT because...
> >
> > regards
> > Rahul
> >
> > [1] http://apache.markmail.org/message/ljcrnj5uluiemvaz
> > [2] http://incubator.apache.org/guides/retirement.html
> >

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