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From Andrew Bayer <andrew.ba...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Official list of supported platforms
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2011 23:22:43 GMT
We're voting on terminology here, so I think it is important to be clear -
"can't commit if it breaks X" means what it says. If you mean something
else, you should word it differently. =)

I'm still -1 on Fedora for 0.2.0, but would be fine with it for 0.3.0.

A.

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Bruno Mahé <bmahe@apache.org> wrote:

>  On 09/06/2011 02:00 PM, Andrew Bayer wrote:
>
> Yup, which is why we need good review, and why it'd be nice to eventually
> get testpatch stuff working for all the supported releases, but we don't
> have that yet, and I don't think we can reasonably mandate that everyone run
> local builds of everything on all platforms all the time, etc.
>
>
> It's more about the intent than taking things literally. Unless I need to
> write proposals in lawyers terms?
> Until we get the testpatch infrastructure running, we still need to be
> extra careful about what gets checked in. And we can always change our
> policy in that regard.
>
>
>
>  I'm also -1 on Fedora currently - not sure what we gain by building on
> there, really. Maybe for 0.3.0, but for now, I'd say we should just add the
> one new supported platform in OpenSUSE.
>
>
> Even though Fedora is RPM based (as CentOS and openSUSE), it is still
> different enough from CentOS.
> Furthermore I have also seen a bunch of tickets from people trying to get
> hadoop working from their Fedora, which denotes some interest in this
> platform.
>
>
>
>  A.
>
> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 1:57 PM, Bruno Mahé <bmahe@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> We can't have perfect patches and things will break. But have to make
>> sure they get fixed rather sooner than later.
>> Otherwise nothing prevents me from checking a patch and forget about it
>> and block releases until someone else feels to fix it.
>>
>>
>> On 09/06/2011 01:47 PM, Andrew Bayer wrote:
>> > -1 on saying we can't check in a patch that breaks one of those OSes -
>> the
>> > important thing is that we can't *release* when any of those OSes are
>> > busted.
>> >
>> > A.
>> >
>> > On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Bruno Mahé <bmahe@apache.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> Given no one has objected to the previous thread, I am calling a vote.
>> >>
>> >> So let's vote on adopting the following set of platforms:
>> >> * Latest released CentOS (currently 6.0)
>> >> * Latest released Ubuntu LTS (currently 10.04)
>> >> * Latest released OpenSUSE (currently 11.4)
>> >> * Latest released Fedora (currently 15)
>> >>
>> >> This means we can't check in any patch that will break any of these
>> OSes.
>> >> It also means we can't upgrade a component of BigTop if that component
>> >> cannot be built or tested on all of these OSes.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> This does not preclude anyone to add support for or maintain any other
>> >> platform, but this would not be a requirement for BigTop.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> The vote is open for 72 hours, and is open to anyone on the committers
>> >> or mentors list at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/bigtop.html.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>  Thanks!
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>
>

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