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Subject [1/3] [HELIX-404] Update website for 0.6.3 release
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:08:47 GMT
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+<!---
+Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+distributed with this work for additional information
+regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+"License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+
+  http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+
+Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+"AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+specific language governing permissions and limitations
+under the License.
+-->
+
+<head>
+  <title>Tutorial - State Machine Configuration</title>
+</head>
+
+## [Helix Tutorial](./Tutorial.html): State Machine Configuration
+
+In this chapter, we\'ll learn about the state models provided by Helix, and how to create your own custom state model.
+
+### State Models
+
+Helix comes with 3 default state models that are commonly used.  It is possible to have multiple state models in a cluster.
+Every resource that is added should be configured to use a state model that govern its _ideal state_.
+
+#### MASTER-SLAVE
+
+* 3 states: OFFLINE, SLAVE, MASTER
+* Maximum number of masters: 1
+* Slaves are based on the replication factor. The replication factor can be specified while adding the resource.
+
+
+#### ONLINE-OFFLINE
+
+* Has 2 states: OFFLINE and ONLINE.  This simple state model is a good starting point for most applications.
+
+#### LEADER-STANDBY
+
+* 1 Leader and multiple stand-bys.  The idea is that exactly one leader accomplishes a designated task, the stand-bys are ready to take over if the leader fails.
+
+### Constraints
+
+In addition to the state machine configuration, one can specify the constraints of states and transitions.
+
+For example, one can say:
+
+* MASTER:1
+<br/>Maximum number of replicas in MASTER state at any time is 1
+
+* OFFLINE-SLAVE:5
+<br/>Maximum number of OFFLINE-SLAVE transitions that can happen concurrently in the system is 5 in this example.
+
+#### Dynamic State Constraints
+
+We also support two dynamic upper bounds for the number of replicas in each state:
+
+* N: The number of replicas in the state is at most the number of live participants in the cluster
+* R: The number of replicas in the state is at most the specified replica count for the partition
+
+#### State Priority
+
+Helix uses a greedy approach to satisfy the state constraints. For example, if the state machine configuration says it needs 1 MASTER and 2 SLAVES, but only 1 node is active, Helix must promote it to MASTER. This behavior is achieved by providing the state priority list as \[MASTER, SLAVE\].
+
+#### State Transition Priority
+
+Helix tries to fire as many transitions as possible in parallel to reach the stable state without violating constraints. By default, Helix simply sorts the transitions alphabetically and fires as many as it can without violating the constraints. You can control this by overriding the priority order.
+
+### Special States
+
+There are a few Helix-defined states that are important to be aware of.
+
+#### DROPPED
+
+The DROPPED state is used to signify a replica that was served by a given participant, but is no longer served. This allows Helix and its participants to effectively clean up. There are two requirements that every new state model should follow with respect to the DROPPED state:
+
+* The DROPPED state must be defined
+* There must be a path to DROPPED for every state in the model
+
+#### ERROR
+
+The ERROR state is used whenever the participant serving a partition encountered an error and cannot continue to serve the partition. HelixAdmin has \"reset\" functionality to allow for participants to recover from the ERROR state.
+
+### Annotated Example
+
+Below is a complete definition of a Master-Slave state model. Notice the fields marked REQUIRED; these are essential for any state model definition.
+
+```
+StateModelDefinition stateModel = new StateModelDefinition.Builder("MasterSlave")
+  // OFFLINE is the state that the system starts in (initial state is REQUIRED)
+  .initialState("OFFLINE")
+
+  // Lowest number here indicates highest priority, no value indicates lowest priority
+  .addState("MASTER", 1)
+  .addState("SLAVE", 2)
+  .addState("OFFLINE")
+
+  // Note the special inclusion of the DROPPED state (REQUIRED)
+  .addState(HelixDefinedState.DROPPED.toString())
+
+  // No more than one master allowed
+  .upperBound("MASTER", 1)
+
+  // R indicates an upper bound of number of replicas for each partition
+  .dynamicUpperBound("SLAVE", "R")
+
+  // Add some high-priority transitions
+  .addTransition("SLAVE", "MASTER", 1)
+  .addTransition("OFFLINE", "SLAVE", 2)
+
+  // Using the same priority value indicates that these transitions can fire in any order
+  .addTransition("MASTER", "SLAVE", 3)
+  .addTransition("SLAVE", "OFFLINE", 3)
+
+  // Not specifying a value defaults to lowest priority
+  // Notice the inclusion of the OFFLINE to DROPPED transition
+  // Since every state has a path to OFFLINE, they each now have a path to DROPPED (REQUIRED)
+  .addTransition("OFFLINE", HelixDefinedState.DROPPED.toString())
+
+  // Create the StateModelDefinition instance
+  .build();
+
+  // Use the isValid() function to make sure the StateModelDefinition will work without issues
+  Assert.assertTrue(stateModel.isValid());
+```

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+<!---
+Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+distributed with this work for additional information
+regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+"License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+
+  http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+
+Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+"AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+specific language governing permissions and limitations
+under the License.
+-->
+
+<head>
+  <title>Tutorial - Throttling</title>
+</head>
+
+## [Helix Tutorial](./Tutorial.html): Throttling
+
+In this chapter, we\'ll learn how to control the parallel execution of cluster tasks.  Only a centralized cluster manager with global knowledge (i.e. Helix) is capable of coordinating this decision.
+
+### Throttling
+
+Since all state changes in the system are triggered through transitions, Helix can control the number of transitions that can happen in parallel. Some of the transitions may be lightweight, but some might involve moving data, which is quite expensive from a network and IOPS perspective.
+
+Helix allows applications to set a threshold on transitions. The threshold can be set at multiple scopes:
+
+* MessageType e.g STATE_TRANSITION
+* TransitionType e.g SLAVE-MASTER
+* Resource e.g database
+* Node i.e per-node maximum transitions in parallel
+
+

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+<!---
+Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+distributed with this work for additional information
+regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+"License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+
+  http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+
+Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+"AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+specific language governing permissions and limitations
+under the License.
+-->
+
+<head>
+  <title>Tutorial - User-Defined Rebalancing</title>
+</head>
+
+## [Helix Tutorial](./Tutorial.html): User-Defined Rebalancing
+
+Even though Helix can compute both the location and the state of replicas internally using a default fully-automatic rebalancer, specific applications may require rebalancing strategies that optimize for different requirements. Thus, Helix allows applications to plug in arbitrary rebalancer algorithms that implement a provided interface. One of the main design goals of Helix is to provide maximum flexibility to any distributed application. Thus, it allows applications to fully implement the rebalancer, which is the core constraint solver in the system, if the application developer so chooses.
+
+Whenever the state of the cluster changes, as is the case when participants join or leave the cluster, Helix automatically calls the rebalancer to compute a new mapping of all the replicas in the resource. When using a pluggable rebalancer, the only required step is to register it with Helix. Subsequently, no additional bootstrapping steps are necessary. Helix uses reflection to look up and load the class dynamically at runtime. As a result, it is also technically possible to change the rebalancing strategy used at any time.
+
+The Rebalancer interface is as follows:
+
+```
+void init(HelixManager manager);
+
+IdealState computeNewIdealState(String resourceName, IdealState currentIdealState,
+    final CurrentStateOutput currentStateOutput, final ClusterDataCache clusterData);
+```
+The first parameter is the resource to rebalance, the second is pre-existing ideal mappings, the third is a snapshot of the actual placements and state assignments, and the fourth is a full cache of all of the cluster data available to Helix. Internally, Helix implements the same interface for its own rebalancing routines, so a user-defined rebalancer will be cognizant of the same information about the cluster as an internal implementation. Helix strives to provide applications the ability to implement algorithms that may require a large portion of the entire state of the cluster to make the best placement and state assignment decisions possible.
+
+An IdealState is a full representation of the location of each replica of each partition of a given resource. This is a simple representation of the placement that the algorithm believes is the best possible. If the placement meets all defined constraints, this is what will become the actual state of the distributed system.
+
+### Specifying a Rebalancer
+For implementations that set up the cluster through existing code, the following HelixAdmin calls will update the Rebalancer class:
+
+```
+IdealState idealState = helixAdmin.getResourceIdealState(clusterName, resourceName);
+idealState.setRebalanceMode(RebalanceMode.USER_DEFINED);
+idealState.setRebalancerClassName(className);
+helixAdmin.setResourceIdealState(clusterName, resourceName, idealState);
+```
+
+There are two key fields to set to specify that a pluggable rebalancer should be used. First, the rebalance mode should be set to USER_DEFINED, and second the rebalancer class name should be set to a class that implements Rebalancer and is within the scope of the project. The class name is a fully-qualified class name consisting of its package and its name. Without specification of the USER_DEFINED mode, the user-defined rebalancer class will not be used even if specified. Furthermore, Helix will not attempt to rebalance the resources through its standard routines if its mode is USER_DEFINED, regardless of whether or not a rebalancer class is registered.
+
+### Example
+
+In the next release (0.7.0), we will provide a full recipe of a user-defined rebalancer in action.
+
+Consider the case where partitions are locks in a lock manager and 6 locks are to be distributed evenly to a set of participants, and only one participant can hold each lock. We can define a rebalancing algorithm that simply takes the modulus of the lock number and the number of participants to evenly distribute the locks across participants. Helix allows capping the number of partitions a participant can accept, but since locks are lightweight, we do not need to define a restriction in this case. The following is a succinct implementation of this algorithm.
+
+```
+@Override
+IdealState computeNewIdealState(String resourceName, IdealState currentIdealState,
+    final CurrentStateOutput currentStateOutput, final ClusterDataCache clusterData) {
+  // Get the list of live participants in the cluster
+  List<String> liveParticipants = new ArrayList<String>(clusterData.getLiveInstances().keySet());
+
+  // Count the number of participants allowed to lock each lock (in this example, this is 1)
+  int lockHolders = Integer.parseInt(currentIdealState.getReplicas());
+
+  // Fairly assign the lock state to the participants using a simple mod-based sequential
+  // assignment. For instance, if each lock can be held by 3 participants, lock 0 would be held
+  // by participants (0, 1, 2), lock 1 would be held by (1, 2, 3), and so on, wrapping around the
+  // number of participants as necessary.
+  int i = 0;
+  for (String partition : currentIdealState.getPartitionSet()) {
+    List<String> preferenceList = new ArrayList<String>();
+    for (int j = i; j < i + lockHolders; j++) {
+      int participantIndex = j % liveParticipants.size();
+      String participant = liveParticipants.get(participantIndex);
+      // enforce that a participant can only have one instance of a given lock
+      if (!preferenceList.contains(participant)) {
+        preferenceList.add(participant);
+      }
+    }
+    currentIdealState.setPreferenceList(partition, preferenceList);
+    i++;
+  }
+  return assignment;
+}
+```
+
+Here are the IdealState preference lists emitted by the user-defined rebalancer for a 3-participant system whenever there is a change to the set of participants.
+
+* Participant_A joins
+
+```
+{
+  "lock_0": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_1": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_2": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_3": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_4": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_5": ["Participant_A"],
+}
+```
+
+A preference list is a mapping for each resource of partition to the participants serving each replica. The state model is a simple LOCKED/RELEASED model, so participant A holds all lock partitions in the LOCKED state.
+
+* Participant_B joins
+
+```
+{
+  "lock_0": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_1": ["Participant_B"],
+  "lock_2": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_3": ["Participant_B"],
+  "lock_4": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_5": ["Participant_B"],
+}
+```
+
+Now that there are two participants, the simple mod-based function assigns every other lock to the second participant. On any system change, the rebalancer is invoked so that the application can define how to redistribute its resources.
+
+* Participant_C joins (steady state)
+
+```
+{
+  "lock_0": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_1": ["Participant_B"],
+  "lock_2": ["Participant_C"],
+  "lock_3": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_4": ["Participant_B"],
+  "lock_5": ["Participant_C"],
+}
+```
+
+This is the steady state of the system. Notice that four of the six locks now have a different owner. That is because of the naïve modulus-based assignmemt approach used by the user-defined rebalancer. However, the interface is flexible enough to allow you to employ consistent hashing or any other scheme if minimal movement is a system requirement.
+
+* Participant_B fails
+
+```
+{
+  "lock_0": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_1": ["Participant_C"],
+  "lock_2": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_3": ["Participant_C"],
+  "lock_4": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_5": ["Participant_C"],
+}
+```
+
+On any node failure, as in the case of node addition, the rebalancer is invoked automatically so that it can generate a new mapping as a response to the change. Helix ensures that the Rebalancer has the opportunity to reassign locks as required by the application.
+
+* Participant_B (or the replacement for the original Participant_B) rejoins
+
+```
+{
+  "lock_0": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_1": ["Participant_B"],
+  "lock_2": ["Participant_C"],
+  "lock_3": ["Participant_A"],
+  "lock_4": ["Participant_B"],
+  "lock_5": ["Participant_C"],
+}
+```
+
+The rebalancer was invoked once again and the resulting IdealState preference lists reflect the steady state.
+
+### Caveats
+- The rebalancer class must be available at runtime, or else Helix will not attempt to rebalance at all
+- The Helix controller will only take into account the preference lists in the new IdealState for this release. In 0.7.0, Helix rebalancers will be able to compute the full resource assignment, including the states.
+- Helix does not currently persist the new IdealState computed by the user-defined rebalancer. However, the Helix property store is available for saving any computed state. In 0.7.0, Helix will persist the result of running the rebalancer.

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+<!---
+Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+distributed with this work for additional information
+regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+"License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+
+  http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+
+Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+"AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+specific language governing permissions and limitations
+under the License.
+-->
+
+<head>
+  <title>Tutorial - YAML Cluster Setup</title>
+</head>
+
+## [Helix Tutorial](./Tutorial.html): YAML Cluster Setup
+
+As an alternative to using Helix Admin to set up the cluster, its resources, constraints, and the state model, Helix supports bootstrapping a cluster configuration based on a YAML file. Below is an annotated example of such a file for a simple distributed lock manager where a lock can only be LOCKED or RELEASED, and each lock only allows a single participant to hold it in the LOCKED state.
+
+```
+clusterName: lock-manager-custom-rebalancer # unique name for the cluster (required)
+resources:
+  - name: lock-group # unique resource name (required)
+    rebalancer: # required
+      mode: USER_DEFINED # required - USER_DEFINED means we will provide our own rebalancer
+      class: org.apache.helix.userdefinedrebalancer.LockManagerRebalancer # required for USER_DEFINED
+    partitions:
+      count: 12 # number of partitions for the resource (default is 1)
+      replicas: 1 # number of replicas per partition (default is 1)
+    stateModel:
+      name: lock-unlock # model name (required)
+      states: [LOCKED, RELEASED, DROPPED] # the list of possible states (required if model not built-in)
+      transitions: # the list of possible transitions (required if model not built-in)
+        - name: Unlock
+          from: LOCKED
+          to: RELEASED
+        - name: Lock
+          from: RELEASED
+          to: LOCKED
+        - name: DropLock
+          from: LOCKED
+          to: DROPPED
+        - name: DropUnlock
+          from: RELEASED
+          to: DROPPED
+        - name: Undrop
+          from: DROPPED
+          to: RELEASED
+      initialState: RELEASED # (required if model not built-in)
+    constraints:
+      state:
+        counts: # maximum number of replicas of a partition that can be in each state (required if model not built-in)
+          - name: LOCKED
+            count: "1"
+          - name: RELEASED
+            count: "-1"
+          - name: DROPPED
+            count: "-1"
+        priorityList: [LOCKED, RELEASED, DROPPED] # states in order of priority (all priorities equal if not specified)
+      transition: # transitions priority to enforce order that transitions occur
+        priorityList: [Unlock, Lock, Undrop, DropUnlock, DropLock] # all priorities equal if not specified
+participants: # list of nodes that can serve replicas (optional if dynamic joining is active, required otherwise)
+  - name: localhost_12001
+    host: localhost
+    port: 12001
+  - name: localhost_12002
+    host: localhost
+    port: 12002
+  - name: localhost_12003
+    host: localhost
+    port: 12003
+```
+
+Using a file like the one above, the cluster can be set up either with the command line:
+
+```
+helix/helix-core/target/helix-core/pkg/bin/YAMLClusterSetup.sh localhost:2199 lock-manager-config.yaml
+```
+
+or with code:
+
+```
+YAMLClusterSetup setup = new YAMLClusterSetup(zkAddress);
+InputStream input =
+    Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader()
+        .getResourceAsStream("lock-manager-config.yaml");
+YAMLClusterSetup.YAMLClusterConfig config = setup.setupCluster(input);
+```
+
+Some notes:
+
+- A rebalancer class is only required for the USER_DEFINED mode. It is ignored otherwise.
+
+- Built-in state models, like OnlineOffline, LeaderStandby, and MasterSlave, or state models that have already been added only require a name for stateModel. If partition and/or replica counts are not provided, a value of 1 is assumed.

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+# Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
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+# to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
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+# with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+#
+#   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+#
+# Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+# software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+# "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+# KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+# specific language governing permissions and limitations
+# under the License.
+#
+
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+# as the input template.
+#
+# Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
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+#
+# Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+# software distributed under the License is distributed on an
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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
+<!--
+  Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more
+  contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file distributed with
+  this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
+  The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
+  (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
+  the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+
+      http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+
+  Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
+  distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
+  WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
+  See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
+  limitations under the License.
+-->
+<project name="Apache Helix">
+  <bannerLeft>
+    <src>../images/helix-logo.jpg</src>
+    <href>http://helix.apache.org/</href>
+  </bannerLeft>
+  <bannerRight>
+    <src>../images/feather_small.gif</src>
+    <href>http://www.apache.org/</href>
+  </bannerRight>
+  <version position="none"/>
+
+  <publishDate position="right"/>
+
+  <skin>
+    <groupId>lt.velykis.maven.skins</groupId>
+    <artifactId>reflow-maven-skin</artifactId>
+    <version>1.0.0</version>
+  </skin>
+
+  <body>
+
+    <head>
+      <script type="text/javascript">
+
+        var _gaq = _gaq || [];
+        _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-3211522-12']);
+        _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);
+
+        (function() {
+        var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
+        ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
+        var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
+        })();
+
+      </script>
+
+    </head>
+
+    <breadcrumbs position="left">
+      <item name="Apache Helix" href="http://helix.apache.org/"/>
+      <item name="Release 0.6.3" href="http://helix.apache.org/0.6.3-docs/"/>
+    </breadcrumbs>
+
+    <links>
+      <item name="Helix 0.6.3" href="./index.html"/>
+    </links>
+
+    <menu name="Get Helix">
+      <item name="Download" href="./download.html"/>
+      <item name="Building" href="./Building.html"/>
+      <item name="Release Notes" href="./releasenotes/release-0.6.3.html"/>
+    </menu>
+
+    <menu name="Hands-On">
+      <item name="Quick Start" href="./Quickstart.html"/>
+      <item name="Tutorial" href="./Tutorial.html"/>
+      <item name="Javadocs" href="http://helix.apache.org/javadocs/0.6.3"/>
+    </menu>
+
+    <menu name="Recipes">
+      <item name="Distributed lock manager" href="./recipes/lock_manager.html"/>
+      <item name="Rabbit MQ consumer group" href="./recipes/rabbitmq_consumer_group.html"/>
+      <item name="Rsync replicated file store" href="./recipes/rsync_replicated_file_store.html"/>
+      <item name="Service discovery" href="./recipes/service_discovery.html"/>
+      <item name="Distributed task DAG execution" href="./recipes/task_dag_execution.html"/>
+    </menu>
+<!--
+    <menu ref="reports" inherit="bottom"/>
+    <menu ref="modules" inherit="bottom"/>
+
+
+    <menu name="ASF">
+      <item name="How Apache Works" href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html"/>
+      <item name="Foundation" href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/"/>
+      <item name="Sponsoring Apache" href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html"/>
+      <item name="Thanks" href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/thanks.html"/>
+    </menu>
+-->
+    <footer>
+      <div class="row span16"><div>Apache Helix, Apache, the Apache feather logo, and the Apache Helix project logos are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation.
+        All other marks mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.</div>
+        <a href="${project.url}/privacy-policy.html">Privacy Policy</a>
+      </div>
+    </footer>
+
+
+  </body>
+
+  <custom>
+    <reflowSkin>
+      <theme>default</theme>
+      <highlightJs>false</highlightJs>
+      <brand>
+        <name>Apache Helix</name>
+        <href>http://helix.apache.org</href>
+      </brand>
+      <slogan>A cluster management framework for partitioned and replicated distributed resources</slogan>
+      <bottomNav>
+        <column>Get Helix</column>
+        <column>Hands-On</column>
+        <column>Recipes</column>
+      </bottomNav>
+      <pages>
+        <index>
+          <sections>
+            <columns>3</columns>
+          </sections>
+        </index>
+      </pages>
+    </reflowSkin>
+    <!--fluidoSkin>
+      <topBarEnabled>true</topBarEnabled>
+      <sideBarEnabled>true</sideBarEnabled>
+      <googleSearch></googleSearch>
+      <twitter>
+        <user>ApacheHelix</user>
+        <showUser>true</showUser>
+        <showFollowers>false</showFollowers>
+      </twitter>
+    </fluidoSkin-->
+  </custom>
+
+</project>

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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
+<!--
+Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+distributed with this work for additional information
+regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+"License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+
+  http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+
+Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+"AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+specific language governing permissions and limitations
+under the License.
+
+-->
+#set( $releaseName = "0.6.3" )
+#set( $releaseDate = "03/21/2014" )
+<document xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/XDOC/2.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
+          xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/XDOC/2.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/xdoc-2.0.xsd">
+
+  <properties>
+    <title>Apache Helix Downloads</title>
+    <author email="dev@helix.apache.org">Apache Helix Documentation Team</author>
+  </properties>
+
+  <body>
+    <div class="toc_container">
+      <macro name="toc">
+        <param name="class" value="toc"/>
+      </macro>
+    </div>
+
+    <section name="Introduction">
+      <p>Apache Helix artifacts are distributed in source and binary form under the terms of the
+        <a href="http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0">Apache License, Version 2.0</a>.
+        See the included <tt>LICENSE</tt> and <tt>NOTICE</tt> files included in each artifact for additional license
+        information.
+      </p>
+      <p>Use the links below to download a source distribution of Apache Helix.
+      It is good practice to <a href="#Verifying_Releases">verify the integrity</a> of the distribution files.</p>
+    </section>
+
+    <section name="Release">
+      <p>Release date: ${releaseDate} </p>
+      <p><a href="releasenotes/release-${releaseName}.html">${releaseName} Release notes</a></p>
+      <a name="mirror"/>
+      <subsection name="Mirror">
+
+        <p>
+          [if-any logo]
+          <a href="[link]">
+            <img align="right" src="[logo]" border="0"
+                 alt="logo"/>
+          </a>
+          [end]
+          The currently selected mirror is
+          <b>[preferred]</b>.
+          If you encounter a problem with this mirror,
+          please select another mirror.
+          If all mirrors are failing, there are
+          <i>backup</i>
+          mirrors
+          (at the end of the mirrors list) that should be available.
+        </p>
+
+        <form action="[location]" method="get" id="SelectMirror" class="form-inline">
+          Other mirrors:
+          <select name="Preferred" class="input-xlarge">
+            [if-any http]
+            [for http]
+            <option value="[http]">[http]</option>
+            [end]
+            [end]
+            [if-any ftp]
+            [for ftp]
+            <option value="[ftp]">[ftp]</option>
+            [end]
+            [end]
+            [if-any backup]
+            [for backup]
+            <option value="[backup]">[backup] (backup)</option>
+            [end]
+            [end]
+          </select>
+          <input type="submit" value="Change" class="btn"/>
+        </form>
+
+        <p>
+          You may also consult the
+          <a href="http://www.apache.org/mirrors/">complete list of mirrors.</a>
+        </p>
+
+      </subsection>
+      <subsection name="${releaseName} Sources">
+        <table>
+          <thead>
+            <tr>
+              <th>Artifact</th>
+              <th>Signatures</th>
+            </tr>
+          </thead>
+          <tbody>
+            <tr>
+              <td>
+                <a href="[preferred]helix/${releaseName}/src/helix-${releaseName}-src.zip">helix-${releaseName}-src.zip</a>
+              </td>
+              <td>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/src/helix-${releaseName}-src.zip.asc">asc</a>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/src/helix-${releaseName}-src.zip.md5">md5</a>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/src/helix-${releaseName}-src.zip.sha1">sha1</a>
+              </td>
+            </tr>
+          </tbody>
+        </table>
+      </subsection>
+      <subsection name="${releaseName} Binaries">
+        <table>
+          <thead>
+            <tr>
+              <th>Artifact</th>
+              <th>Signatures</th>
+            </tr>
+          </thead>
+          <tbody>
+            <tr>
+              <td>
+                <a href="[preferred]helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-core-${releaseName}-pkg.tar">helix-core-${releaseName}-pkg.tar</a>
+              </td>
+              <td>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-core-${releaseName}-pkg.tar.asc">asc</a>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-core-${releaseName}-pkg.tar.md5">md5</a>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-core-${releaseName}-pkg.tar.sha1">sha1</a>
+              </td>
+            </tr>
+            <tr>
+              <td>
+                <a href="[preferred]helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-admin-webapp-${releaseName}-pkg.tar">helix-admin-webapp-${releaseName}-pkg.tar</a>
+              </td>
+              <td>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-admin-webapp-${releaseName}-pkg.tar.asc">asc</a>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-admin-webapp-${releaseName}-pkg.tar.md5">md5</a>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-admin-webapp-${releaseName}-pkg.tar.sha1">sha1</a>
+              </td>
+            </tr>
+            <tr>
+              <td>
+                <a href="[preferred]helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-agent-${releaseName}-pkg.tar">helix-agent-${releaseName}-pkg.tar</a>
+              </td>
+              <td>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-agent-${releaseName}-pkg.tar.asc">asc</a>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-agent-${releaseName}-pkg.tar.md5">md5</a>
+                <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/${releaseName}/binaries/helix-agent-${releaseName}-pkg.tar.sha1">sha1</a>
+              </td>
+            </tr>
+          </tbody>
+        </table>
+      </subsection>
+    </section>
+
+<!--    <section name="Older Releases">
+    </section>-->
+
+    <section name="Verifying Releases">
+      <p>We strongly recommend you verify the integrity of the downloaded files with both PGP and MD5.</p>
+
+      <p>The PGP signatures can be verified using <a href="http://www.pgpi.org/">PGP</a> or
+      <a href="http://www.gnupg.org/">GPG</a>.
+      First download the <a href="http://www.apache.org/dist/helix/KEYS">KEYS</a> as well as the
+      <tt>*.asc</tt> signature file for the particular distribution. Make sure you get these files from the main
+      distribution directory, rather than from a mirror. Then verify the signatures using one of the following sets of
+      commands:
+
+        <source>$ pgp -ka KEYS
+$ pgp helix-*.zip.asc</source>
+
+        <source>$ gpg --import KEYS
+$ gpg --verify helix-*.zip.asc</source>
+       </p>
+    <p>Alternatively, you can verify the MD5 signature on the files. A Unix/Linux program called
+      <code>md5</code> or
+      <code>md5sum</code> is included in most distributions.  It is also available as part of
+      <a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/textutils/textutils.html">GNU Textutils</a>.
+      Windows users can get binary md5 programs from these (and likely other) places:
+      <ul>
+        <li>
+          <a href="http://www.md5summer.org/">http://www.md5summer.org/</a>
+        </li>
+        <li>
+          <a href="http://www.fourmilab.ch/md5/">http://www.fourmilab.ch/md5/</a>
+        </li>
+        <li>
+          <a href="http://www.pc-tools.net/win32/md5sums/">http://www.pc-tools.net/win32/md5sums/</a>
+        </li>
+      </ul>
+    </p>
+    </section>
+  </body>
+</document>

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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
+<!--
+Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+distributed with this work for additional information
+regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+"License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+
+  http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+
+Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+"AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+specific language governing permissions and limitations
+under the License.
+-->
+<!DOCTYPE suite SYSTEM "http://testng.org/testng-1.0.dtd">
+<suite name="Suite" parallel="none">
+  <test name="Test" preserve-order="false">
+    <packages>
+      <package name="org.apache.helix"/>
+    </packages>
+  </test>
+</suite>

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--- a/website/pom.xml
+++ b/website/pom.xml
@@ -34,6 +34,7 @@ under the License.
   <modules>
     <module>0.6.1-incubating</module>
     <module>0.6.2-incubating</module>
+    <module>0.6.3</module>
     <module>0.7.0-incubating</module>
     <module>trunk</module>
   </modules>

http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/helix/blob/a3a59e04/website/src/site/apt/releasenotes/release-0.6.3.apt
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+++ b/website/src/site/apt/releasenotes/release-0.6.3.apt
@@ -0,0 +1,115 @@
+ -----
+ Release Notes for Apache Helix 0.6.3
+ -----
+
+~~ Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one                      
+~~ or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file                    
+~~ distributed with this work for additional information                           
+~~ regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file                      
+~~ to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the                               
+~~ "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance                      
+~~ with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at                      
+~~                                                                                 
+~~   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0                                    
+~~                                                                                 
+~~ Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,                      
+~~ software distributed under the License is distributed on an                     
+~~ "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY                          
+~~ KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the                       
+~~ specific language governing permissions and limitations                         
+~~ under the License.
+
+~~ NOTE: For help with the syntax of this file, see:
+~~ http://maven.apache.org/guides/mini/guide-apt-format.html
+
+Release Notes for Apache Helix 0.6.3
+
+  The Apache Helix team would like to announce the release of Apache Helix 0.6.3.
+
+  This is the fifth release under the Apache umbrella, and the first as a top-level project.
+
+  Helix is a generic cluster management framework used for the automatic management of partitioned, replicated and distributed resources hosted on a cluster of nodes. Helix provides the following features:
+
+  * Automatic assignment of resource/partition to nodes
+
+  * Node failure detection and recovery
+
+  * Dynamic addition of Resources
+
+  * Dynamic addition of nodes to the cluster
+
+  * Pluggable distributed state machine to manage the state of a resource via state transitions
+
+  * Automatic load balancing and throttling of transitions
+
+  []
+
+* Changes
+
+** Sub-task
+
+  * [HELIX-323] - Ensure NOTICE files are correct at each level of the source tree
+
+  * [HELIX-400] - 0.6.x still calls the old rebalancing algorithm for no reason
+
+  * [HELIX-403] - Remove incubating suffix from all module versions
+
+  * [HELIX-404] - Update website and javadocs for 0.6.3
+
+  * [HELIX-405] - Backport relevant changes to 0.6.3
+
+** Bug
+
+  * [HELIX-343] - fix trivial bugs
+
+  * [HELIX-345] - Speed up the controller pipelines
+
+  * [HELIX-356] - add a tool for grep zk transaction/snapshot logs based on time
+
+  * [HELIX-363] - hpost-review.sh stopped working after graduation
+
+  * [HELIX-380] - Incompatibility issue with HELIX_PROPERTYSTORE
+
+  * [HELIX-382] - GenericHelixController should implement InstanceConfigChangeListener instead of ConfigChangeListener
+
+  * [HELIX-383] - Javadoc for HelixManager references nonexistent start() method
+
+  * [HELIX-390] - Race condition: Checking HelixManager#isConnected is unreliable
+
+  * [HELIX-398] - Some helix-core tests are running again in the helix-admin-webapp set
+
+  * [HELIX-399] - Make TestConsecutiveZkSessionExpiry less flaky
+
+** Improvement
+
+  * [HELIX-22] - Remove dependency on josql
+
+  * [HELIX-344] - Add app-specific ideal state validation
+
+  * [HELIX-349] - Coalesce different types of callbacks
+
+  * [HELIX-381] - ClusterStateVerifier should support verifying a subset of resources
+
+  * [HELIX-396] - Make REST api for /instances parseable
+
+  * [HELIX-397] - Add tagging information to the REST GET response on /resourceGroups
+
+** New Feature
+
+  * [HELIX-378] - Add instance gauges to ClusterStatusMonitor
+
+** Task
+
+  * [HELIX-347] - Write a test for restarting nodes with a paused controller
+
+  * [HELIX-377] - Ensure admin APIs work well with tagging
+
+  * [HELIX-392] - Write a test to ensure that ZK connection loss is silent
+
+  * [HELIX-402] - 0.6.3 Release Tracker
+
+[]
+
+Cheers,
+--
+The Apache Helix Team

http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/helix/blob/a3a59e04/website/src/site/apt/releasing.apt
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diff --git a/website/src/site/apt/releasing.apt b/website/src/site/apt/releasing.apt
index 3c49eaf..87897ed 100644
--- a/website/src/site/apt/releasing.apt
+++ b/website/src/site/apt/releasing.apt
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
  Helix Release Process
  -----
  -----
- 2012-12-15
+ 2014-03-19
  -----
 
 ~~ Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
@@ -29,16 +29,23 @@ Helix Release Process
 
  [[1]] Post to dev@helix.apache.org a few days before you plan to do a Helix release
 
- [[2]] Your Maven settings must contain this entry to be able to deploy.
-
- ~/.m2/settings.xml
+ [[2]] Your Maven settings (~/.m2/settings.xml) must contain this entry to be able to deploy.
 
 +-------------
-<server>
-  <id>apache.releases.https</id>
-  <username>[USERNAME]</username>
-  <password>[PASSWORD]</password>
-</server>
+<settings xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/SETTINGS/1.0.0"
+  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
+  xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/SETTINGS/1.0.0
+                      http://maven.apache.org/xsd/settings-1.0.0.xsd">
+  <!-- ... -->
+  <servers>
+    <server>
+      <id>apache.releases.https</id>
+      <username>[USERNAME]</username>
+      <password>[PASSWORD]</password>
+    </server>
+  </servers>
+  <!-- ... -->
+</settings>
 +-------------
 
  [[3]] Apache DAV passwords
@@ -54,15 +61,24 @@ Helix Release Process
     If you do not have a GPG agent running, make sure that you have the "apache-release" profile set in your settings.xml as shown below.
 
 
-  GPG configuration in maven settings xml:
+  GPG configuration in maven settings (~/.m2/settings.xml):
 
 +-------------
-<profile>
-  <id>apache-release</id>
-  <properties>
-    <gpg.passphrase>[GPG_PASSWORD]</gpg.passphrase>
-  </properties>
-</profile>
+<settings xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/SETTINGS/1.0.0"
+  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
+  xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/SETTINGS/1.0.0
+                      http://maven.apache.org/xsd/settings-1.0.0.xsd">
+  <!-- ... -->
+  <profiles>
+    <profile>
+      <id>apache-release</id>
+      <properties>
+        <gpg.passphrase>[GPG_PASSWORD]</gpg.passphrase>
+      </properties>
+    </profile>
+  </profiles>
+  <!-- ... -->
+</settings>
 +-------------
 
    Run the release
@@ -72,12 +88,12 @@ mvn release:prepare
 mvn release:perform
 +-------------
 
- [[5]] Go to https://repository.apache.org and close your staged repository. Log in, click on Staging Repositories, check your repository, and click Close. Note the repository url (format https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachehelix-[NNN]/org/apache/helix/helix/[VERSION]-incubating/)
+ [[5]] Go to https://repository.apache.org and close your staged repository. Log in, click on Staging Repositories, check your repository, and click Close. Note the repository url (format https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachehelix-[NNNN])
 
- [[6]] Stage the release (stagingRepoUrl format https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachehelix-[NNN]/org/apache/helix/helix/[VERSION]-incubating/)
+ [[6]] Stage the release (stagingRepoUrl format https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachehelix-[NNNN])
 
 +-------------
-svn co https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/helix helix-dev-release
+svn co https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/helix helix-dev-release
 cd helix-dev-release
 sh ./release-script-svn.sh version stagingRepoUrl
 svn add <new directory created with new version as name>
@@ -89,184 +105,131 @@ svn ci
  [[7]] Validate the release
 
 +-------------
-  * Download sources, extract, build and run tests - mvn clean package
-  * Verify license headers - mvn -Prat -DskipTests
-  * Download binaries and .asc files
-  * Download release manager's public key - From the KEYS file, get the release manager's public key finger print and run  gpg --keyserver pgpkeys.mit.edu --recv-key <key>
-  * Validate authenticity of key - run  gpg --fingerprint <key>
-  * Check signatures of all the binaries using gpg <binary>
-+-------------
-
- [[8]] Call for a vote in the dev list and wait for 72 hours for the vote results.
-
-+-------------
-Subject: [VOTE] Apache Helix [VERSION]-incubating Release
-To: dev@helix.apache.org
----------------------------------------------------------
-Hi, I'd like to release Apache Helix [VERSION]-incubating.
-
-Release notes: http://helix.apache.org/releasenotes/release-[VERSION]-incubating.html
+# Download sources, extract, build and run tests
+mvn clean package
 
-Maven staged release repository: https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachehelix-[NNN]/
+# Verify license headers
+mvn -Prat -DskipTests
 
-Distribution:
-* binaries: https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/helix/[VERSION]-incubating/binaries/
-* sources: https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/helix/[VERSION]-incubating/src/
+# Download binaries and .asc files
 
-KEYS file available here: https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/helix/KEYS
+# Download release manager's public key - From the KEYS file, get the release manager's public key finger print and run the following command
+gpg --keyserver pgpkeys.mit.edu --recv-key <key>
 
-Vote open for 72H
+# Validate authenticity of key
+gpg --fingerprint <key>
 
-[+1]
-[0]
-[-1]
+# Check signatures of all the binaries
+gpg <binary>
 +-------------
 
- [[9]] If there are no objections, send the following email. Otherwise, repeat the previous step.
+ [[8]] Call for a vote in the dev list and wait for 72 hours for the vote results.
 
 +-------------
-Subject: [RESULT][VOTE] Apache Helix [VERSION]-incubating Release
+Subject: [VOTE] Apache Helix [VERSION] Release
 To: dev@helix.apache.org
------------------------------------------------------------------
-Thanks for voting on the 0.6.2-incubating release. It has now exceeded 72 hours so I am closing the vote.
-
-Binding +1s:
- [Names of IPMC members (i.e. mentors) who +1'd this release]
-
-Nonbinding +1s:
- [All other +1s]
-
-Binding 0s:
- [Names of IPMC members (i.e. mentors) who 0'd this release]
-
-Nonbinding 0s:
- [All other 0s]
-
-Binding -1s:
- [Names of IPMC members (i.e. mentors) who -1'd this release]
-
-Nonbinding -1s:
- [All other -1s]
-
-I will now start a vote on the general incubator list, as that is the next step in the release approval process.
-+-------------
-
- [[10]] Open a vote on the general incubator mailing list. A total of 3 IPMC +1s are required for the release to be approved. This total can include the IPMC members who voted +1 in the previous vote.
-
-+-------------
-Subject: [VOTE] Apache Helix [VERSION]-incubating Release
-To: general@incubator.apache.org
 ---------------------------------------------------------
 Hi,
 
-This is to call for a vote on releasing the following candidate as Apache
-Helix [VERSION]-incubating. This is the first release candidate of our third
-release at Apache.
+This is to call for a vote on releasing the following candidate as Apache Helix [VERSION]. This is the [N]th release of Helix as an Apache project, as well as the [N - 4]th release as a top-level Apache project.
 
-Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework that makes it easy
-to build partitioned and replicated, fault tolerant and scalable
-distributed systems.
+Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework that makes it easy to build partitioned and replicated, fault-tolerant and scalable distributed systems.
 
 Release notes:
-http://helix.apache.org/[VERSION]-incubating-docs/releasenotes/release-[VERSION]-incubating.html
-
-Our vote thread on helix-dev:
-http://markmail.org/message/[MESSAGE ID]
-
-The following IPMC members have voted +1
-[IPMC members who voted +1 in the previous voting round]
+http://helix.apache.org/releasenotes/release-[VERSION].html
 
 Release artifacts:
-https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachehelix-[NNN]
+https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachehelix-[NNNN]
 
 Distribution:
 * binaries:
-https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/helix/[VERSION]-incubating/binaries/
+https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/helix/[VERSION]/binaries/
 * sources:
-https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/helix/[VERSION]-incubating/src/
+https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/helix/[VERSION]/src/
 
-The 0.6.2-incubating release tag
-https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=helix.git;a=tag;h=[TAG HASH]
+The [VERSION] release tag:
+https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=helix.git;a=tag;h=refs/tags/helix-[VERSION]
 
 KEYS file available here:
-https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/helix/KEYS
+https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/helix/KEYS
 
-Please vote on the release. The vote will be open for 72 hours.
+Please vote on the release. The vote will be open for at least 72 hours.
 
-[+1]
-[0]
-[-1]
+[+1] -- "YES, release"
+[0] -- "No opinion"
+[-1] -- "NO, do not release"
 
 Thanks,
 The Apache Helix Team
 +-------------
 
- [[11]] After 72 hours, if the sum of IPMC members who have voted +1 in the two rounds of voting is at least 3, close the vote with the following email.
+ [[9]] If the sum of PMC (binding) votes is at least 3, send the following email. Otherwise, repeat the previous step.
 
 +-------------
-Subject: [RESULT][VOTE] Apache Helix [VERSION]-incubating Release
-To: general@incubator.apache.org
+Subject: [RESULT][VOTE] Apache Helix [VERSION] Release
+To: dev@helix.apache.org
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
-Hi:
+Thanks for voting on the [VERSION] release. It has now exceeded 72 hours so I am closing the vote.
 
-Closing the vote since it has passed 72 hours.
+Binding +1s:
+ [Names of PMC members who +1'd this release]
 
-Here is the result:
+Nonbinding +1s:
+ [All other +1s]
 
-+1: [NNN] (binding)
-[IPMC members who voted +1]
+Binding 0s:
+ [Names of PMC members who 0'd this release]
 
-0: [NNN] (binding)
-[IPMC members who voted 0]
+Nonbinding 0s:
+ [All other 0s]
 
--1: [NNN] (binding)
-[IPMC members who voted -1]
+Binding -1s:
+ [Names of PMC members who -1'd this release]
 
-The vote has passed, thanks a lot to everyone for voting, Thanks to the
-mentors for all the support!
+Nonbinding -1s:
+ [All other -1s]
 
-Cheers,
-The Helix Team
+The vote has passed, thanks a lot to everyone for voting!
 +-------------
 
- [[12]] Move the keys, sources, and binaries from the dev tree to the release tree:
+ [[10]] Move the keys, sources, and binaries from the dev tree to the release tree:
 
 +-------------
-svn rm https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/helix/KEYS
-svn mv https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/helix/[VERSION]-incubating https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/helix
-svn mv https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/helix/KEYS https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/helix
+svn rm https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/helix/KEYS
+svn mv https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/helix/[VERSION] https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/helix
+svn cp https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/helix/KEYS https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/helix
 +-------------
 
- [[13]] Go to https://repository.apache.org and release your staged repository. Log in, click on Staging Repositories, check your repository, and click Release.
+ [[11]] Go to https://repository.apache.org and release your staged repository. Log in, click on Staging Repositories, check your repository, and click Release.
 
- [[14]] Prepare release notes. Add a page in src/site/apt/releasenotes/ and [VERSION]-incubating/apt/releasenotes and change the value of \<currentRelease\> in parent pom.
+ [[12]] Prepare release notes. Add a page in src/site/apt/releasenotes/ and [VERSION]/src/site/apt/releasenotes and change the value of \<currentRelease\> in parent pom.
 
 
- [[15]] Send out an announcement of the release to Helix developers and users:
+ [[13]] Send out an announcement of the release to Helix developers and users:
 
 +-------------
-Subject: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Helix [VERSION]-incubating Release
+Subject: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Helix [VERSION] Release
 To: dev@helix.apache.org; user@helix.apache.org
 -------------------------------------------------------------------
 The Apache Helix Team is pleased to announce the [NTH] release,
-[VERSION]-incubating, of the Apache Helix project.
+[VERSION], of the Apache Helix project.
 
 Apache Helix is a generic cluster management framework that makes it easy
 to build partitioned, fault tolerant, and scalable distributed systems.
 
 The full release notes are available here:
-http://helix.apache.org/releasenotes/release-[VERSION]-incubating.html
+[link to JIRA-generated release notes]
 
 You can declare a maven dependency to use it:
 
 <dependency>
   <groupId>org.apache.helix</groupId>
   <artifactId>helix-core</artifactId>
-  <version>[VERSION]-incubating</version>
+  <version>[VERSION]</version>
 </dependency>
 
 Or download the release sources:
-http://helix.apache.org/[VERSION]-incubating-docs/download.cgi
+http://helix.apache.org/[VERSION]-docs/download.cgi
 
 Additional info
 
@@ -279,6 +242,6 @@ Cheers,
 Apache Helix Team
 +-------------
 
- [[16]] Celebrate!
+ [[14]] Celebrate!
 
 

http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/helix/blob/a3a59e04/website/src/site/markdown/Concepts.md
----------------------------------------------------------------------
diff --git a/website/src/site/markdown/Concepts.md b/website/src/site/markdown/Concepts.md
index 401d472..49da9a3 100644
--- a/website/src/site/markdown/Concepts.md
+++ b/website/src/site/markdown/Concepts.md
@@ -268,7 +268,7 @@ Helix allows various granularities of control for adjusting the ideal state. Whe
 * __SEMI\_AUTO__: Helix will take in a \"preference list\" representing the location each replica can live at, and automatically determine the state based on constraints
 * __CUSTOMIZED__: Helix will take in a map of location to state and fire transitions to get the external view to match
 
-Helix comes with a few algorithms to automatically compute the IdealState based on the constraints. For example, if you have a resource of 3 partitions and 2 replicas, Helix can automatically compute the IdealState based on the nodes that are currently active. See the [tutorial](./0.6.2-incubating-docs/tutorial_rebalance.html) to find out more about various execution modes of Helix like FULL_AUTO, SEMI_AUTO and CUSTOMIZED.
+Helix comes with a few algorithms to automatically compute the IdealState based on the constraints. For example, if you have a resource of 3 partitions and 2 replicas, Helix can automatically compute the IdealState based on the nodes that are currently active. See the [tutorial](./0.6.3-docs/tutorial_rebalance.html) to find out more about various execution modes of Helix like FULL_AUTO, SEMI_AUTO and CUSTOMIZED.
 
 
 

http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/helix/blob/a3a59e04/website/src/site/markdown/index.md
----------------------------------------------------------------------
diff --git a/website/src/site/markdown/index.md b/website/src/site/markdown/index.md
index dbaadee..291b4e3 100644
--- a/website/src/site/markdown/index.md
+++ b/website/src/site/markdown/index.md
@@ -75,19 +75,15 @@ Modeling a distributed system as a state machine with constraints on states and
 
 ### News
 
-Apache Helix has two new releases:
+Apache Helix has a new release:
 
-* [0.6.2-incubating](./0.6.2-incubating-docs/index.html) - A release that fixes numerous bugs and improves platform stability.
+* [0.6.3](./0.6.3-docs/index.html) - A release focused on stability improvements and performance.
 
-    [\[Quick Start\]](./0.6.2-incubating-docs/Quickstart.html) [\[Release Notes\]](./releasenotes/release-0.6.2-incubating.html)
-
-* [0.7.0-incubating](./0.7.0-incubating-docs/index.html) (alpha) - A release that includes high-level APIs to logically interact with Participants, Controllers, Resources, and other Helix constructs. __This release is an alpha and APIs are in the process of being finalized__. Feel free to play with it and provide any feedback you have!
-
-    [\[Quick Start\]](./0.7.0-incubating-docs/Quickstart.html) [\[Release Notes\]](./releasenotes/release-0.7.0-incubating.html)
+    [\[Quick Start\]](./0.6.3-docs/Quickstart.html) [\[Release Notes\]](./releasenotes/release-0.6.3.html)
 
 ### Download
 
-<a href="./0.6.2-incubating-docs/download.html" class="btn btn-primary btn-small">0.6.2-incubating</a>
+<a href="./0.6.3-docs/download.html" class="btn btn-primary btn-small">0.6.3</a>
 
 <a href="./0.7.0-incubating-docs/download.html" class="btn btn-primary btn-small">0.7.0-incubating (alpha)</a>
 
@@ -97,7 +93,7 @@ Apache Helix has two new releases:
 <dependency>
   <groupId>org.apache.helix</groupId>
   <artifactId>helix-core</artifactId>
-  <version>0.6.2-incubating</version>
+  <version>0.6.3</version>
 </dependency>
 ```
 
@@ -108,6 +104,6 @@ Requirements: JDK 1.6+, Maven 2.0.8+
 ```
 git clone https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/helix.git
 cd helix
-git checkout helix-0.6.2-incubating
+git checkout helix-0.6.3
 mvn install package -DskipTests
 ```

http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/helix/blob/a3a59e04/website/src/site/resources/.htaccess
----------------------------------------------------------------------
diff --git a/website/src/site/resources/.htaccess b/website/src/site/resources/.htaccess
index aba70c2..9aa0345 100644
--- a/website/src/site/resources/.htaccess
+++ b/website/src/site/resources/.htaccess
@@ -21,3 +21,4 @@ Redirect /download.html /download.cgi
 Redirect /0.6.1-incubating-docs/download.html /0.6.1-incubating-docs/download.cgi
 Redirect /0.6.2-incubating-docs/download.html /0.6.2-incubating-docs/download.cgi
 Redirect /0.7.0-incubating-docs/download.html /0.7.0-incubating-docs/download.cgi
+Redirect /0.6.3-docs/download.html /0.6.3-docs/download.cgi

http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/helix/blob/a3a59e04/website/src/site/site.xml
----------------------------------------------------------------------
diff --git a/website/src/site/site.xml b/website/src/site/site.xml
index bdbdba7..0a0783a 100644
--- a/website/src/site/site.xml
+++ b/website/src/site/site.xml
@@ -65,17 +65,18 @@
     </menu>
 
     <menu name="Documentation">
-      <item name="0.6.2-incubating (stable)" href="./0.6.2-incubating-docs/index.html"/>
+      <item name="0.6.3 (stable)" href="./0.6.3-docs/index.html"/>
       <item name="0.7.0-incubating (alpha)" href="./0.7.0-incubating-docs/index.html"/>
+      <item name="0.6.2-incubating" href="./0.6.2-incubating-docs/index.html"/>
       <item name="0.6.1-incubating" href="./0.6.1-incubating-docs/index.html"/>
       <item name="trunk" href="./trunk-docs/index.html"/>
     </menu>
 
-    <menu name="Helix 0.6.2-incubating">
-      <item name="Documentation" href="./0.6.2-incubating-docs/index.html"/>
-      <item name="Quick Start" href="./0.6.2-incubating-docs/Quickstart.html"/>
-      <item name="Tutorial" href="./0.6.2-incubating-docs/Tutorial.html"/>
-      <item name="Download" href="./0.6.2-incubating-docs/download.html"/>
+    <menu name="Helix 0.6.3">
+      <item name="Documentation" href="./0.6.3/index.html"/>
+      <item name="Quick Start" href="./0.6.3/Quickstart.html"/>
+      <item name="Tutorial" href="./0.6.3/Tutorial.html"/>
+      <item name="Download" href="./0.6.3/download.html"/>
     </menu>
 
     <menu name="Get Involved">
@@ -131,7 +132,7 @@
       <slogan>A cluster management framework for partitioned and replicated distributed resources</slogan>
       <bottomNav>
         <column>Learn</column>
-        <column>Documentation|Helix 0.6.2-incubating</column>
+        <column>Documentation|Helix 0.6.3</column>
         <column>Get Involved</column>
         <column>ASF</column>
       </bottomNav>


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