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From Carl Steinbach <>
Subject Re: branch for ptf and windowing fuction
Date Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:31:12 GMT

On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Ashutosh Chauhan <>wrote:

> Hi all,
> Harish and Prajkta are doing some cool work over at
> IMO its a very useful
> feature for the community and our user base. Harish and Prajkta are making
> steady progress on this for much last year in their github repo
> and much of the feature is now functional.
> However, its quite a bit of work and new code which will take some time
> before being ready for trunk. I propose that we create a new branch so that
> further development  of this happens in apache repo instead of github repo.
> This gets us few benefits:
> a) It will avoid the situation we ended up with HiveServer2 where a useful
> new functionality came but in one big patch which made its review and thus
> inclusion in mainline harder than it should have been.
> b) Obvious advantages of development getting done in apache as oppose to
> github which are:
>      i) It will make it easier for apache hive community members interested
> in this work (like me) to follow progress.
>     ii) It will make it easier for apache hive community members interested
> in this work to contribute.
>     iii) It will make it easier for apache community members to review the
> work and provide feedback.
> I further propose that we follow Commit-than-review policy for this feature
> branch which will enable contributors to make rapid progress without
> waiting for lengthy review cycles. Hive committers interested in work can
> either review branch any time they want to provide feedback or can wait
> till contributors declare work is complete and make a proposal to merge in
> trunk and than review it than. This anyway is a throwaway branch not
> intended to make releases out of it.
> Unless I hear any objections, I will create a branch over the weekend.
> Thanks,
> Ashutosh

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