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From Eric Evans <>
Subject Re: Packaging Cassandra for Debian [was: Packaging Cassandra for Ubuntu]
Date Sat, 05 Jun 2010 02:57:04 GMT
On Sat, 2010-06-05 at 01:38 +0000, Robert Edmonds wrote:
> On 2010-06-04, Eric Evans <> wrote:
> > So, the bigger problem here would seem to be one of long-term
> support.
> > In other words, trying to find common ground between release cycles.
> >
> > I am (have been) interested in uploading Cassandra to the Debian
> > archives, so let's use that as an example:
> as a debian developer and a cassandra user, i don't think it makes
> much sense for cassandra to go into stable releases given its current
> rate of development.  i also don't think cassandra is suited for
> volatile (or even volatile-sloppy) or backports.

Right, this was my thinking as well. My remarks about volatile and
backports were in reference to some possible future where Cassandra
development had slowed enough to consider including it in a stable
release, yet still outpaced Debian release cadence.

> i think the best possible solution would be for cassandra to be
> maintained as a release quality package in debian unstable, with all
> external java dependencies packaged separately and available in debian
> unstable as well, but the cassandra package itself should be prevented
> from migrating to testing and kept out of stable.

Yup. I mentioned precisely this to Clint Byrum on IRC yesterday.
Unfortunately, I don't think there is a comparable path that would
satisfy his requirements for Ubuntu.

So Robert, I am DD as well, and so is Paul Cannon who chimed in earlier
in the discussion. As a Debian Developer and Cassandra user, would you
be interested in joining The Cause? :)

Eric Evans

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