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From Matthieu Riou <matthieu.r...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cassandra 0.3 RC is out
Date Thu, 14 May 2009 14:45:02 GMT
On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:44 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@apache.org
> wrote:

> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Jonathan ellis <jbellis@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > You're right, it has not been obvious from the ML alone that we were this
> > close to a RC, but it has been very clear on IRC.  My apologies for not
> > being louder here too.  (although anyone interested in Cassandra dev
> really
> > -should- be on irc.)...
>
> One of the important principles in ASF projects is that all decisions
> happen on the dev mailing list.
>
> Having conversations on IRC is fine of course,but as soon as they turn
> into important discussions or decisions potential decisions that must
> come back to the list.
>
> The goal is to allow people who are not following all the time (like
> me) to stay on top of all important things, without having to require
> them to use a synchronous channel.
>

Not to mention those who are in another timezone or those who would like to
contribute on their spare time (like a day here and there). If the real
development happens outside the ML, you won't even know those people exist.

Matthieu.


>
> > ...IMO it it better to have this under the site from the perspective of a
> user
> > trying to find the tarball he was reproducing a specific issue on but
> that
> > is my only reason to prefer one URL to another....
>
> The docs cited by Ant make it clear that this is not the way to go. As
> long as the tarball is clearly identified as your own creation, no
> problem with that, but it should not be confused with something that
> the Cassandra project created.
>
> Having it under http://incubator.apache.org/cassandra/releases/
> clearly crosses that line.
>
> -Bertrand
>

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