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From Jonathan Ellis <jbel...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Announcements List
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:19:27 GMT
I'd love to put a "Planet Cassandra" aggregator together.

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Ed Anuff <ed@anuff.com> wrote:
> I think that what's being asked for isn't so much announcements as
> some sort of way of communicating or summarizing roadmap.  However, in
> practical matters, I'm not sure how this can be done in a mailing list
> form.  Anything that gets "announced" as roadmap is either so far
> along that it's not roadmap anymore it's a release announcement, or
> it's not being announced, it's being presented as an idea for comment,
> in which case that's what the dev mailing list and JIRA are for.
>
> I think the right venue for this is might be a official blog for the
> project where direction can be discussed at a lower level than maybe
> it would on the Datastax blog but at a higher level summarizing where
> certain features are going, etc.  Also, would be a place where links
> to useful blog posts by others in the community could be posted.
>
> Ed
>
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 9:21 AM, Jonathan Ellis <jbellis@gmail.com> wrote:
>> That's exactly the kind of thing that *shouldn't* be on an announce
>> list (and stay on the dev list), precisely because it deals with
>> internals that users don't care about.
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM, David Boxenhorn <david@citypath.com> wrote:
>>> I would like to see this list also used for announcing upcoming features. At
>>> some point a decision is made that some future version will include some
>>> important feature. I don't want that information to be buried in a JIRA
>>> ticket or a user/dev list discussion.
>>>
>>> For example, I was surprised to learn, by accident, from
>>> http://www.slideshare.net/mattdennis/cassandra-antipatterns , that
>>> supercolumns will be replaced, internally, by composite columns. This is
>>> something that we've discussed in the past, and that I have advocated
>>> myself, but until now I have seen no indication that it would be done, or
>>> that it was even viewed favorably by a consensus of decision makers.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 6:52 PM, Nick Bailey <nick@datastax.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> DataStax has had requests for something like this. It seems like
>>>> something that would be generally useful for the community though.
>>>>
>>>> Regarding twitter, I'm not sure a twitter account should be required
>>>> to get that information. I think you can follow a twitter account as
>>>> an rss feed though, so that might be a solution. That and the  google
>>>> alert or email filter solutions just seem to be introducing more
>>>> difficulty for anyone trying to get that information. Perhaps the
>>>> demand for this isn't as high as I am imagining though.
>>>>
>>>> My opinion on the list if we decide to go with that is that only
>>>> committers would be able to post to it and yes it would go to the
>>>> users list as well.
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Sylvain Lebresne <sylvain@datastax.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> > I have mixed feeling about that.
>>>> >
>>>> > On the one side, I agree with Gary that it doesn't add any real value.
>>>> > There is twitter,
>>>> > and we use consistent tagged subjects for release email, so it's easy
>>>> > to subscribe
>>>> > to the user list and set up a filter.
>>>> >
>>>> > That being said, I could understand that some people may find it
>>>> > cleaner to have a
>>>> > separate announce list and it is not something unheard of, so I'm ok
>>>> > with that if enough
>>>> > people thinks it's a good idea. But I think there is at least 2
>>>> > questions that come along:
>>>> >  - should it be moderated ?
>>>> >  - should announces still be sent to the user list ?
>>>> >
>>>> > --
>>>> > Sylvain
>>>> >
>>>> > On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Gary Dusbabek <gdusbabek@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> >> Following @cassandra on twitter or a google alert would be simple
enough
>>>> I
>>>> >> think.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Gary.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 14:26, Nick Bailey <nick@datastax.com>
wrote:
>>>> >>
>>>> >>> What do we think about having a separate mailing list for just
>>>> >>> cassandra related announcements. The main purpose being announcing
new
>>>> >>> releases once they pass a vote and are put up on the website.
I think
>>>> >>> there is a desire for a way to be informed when new releases
are
>>>> >>> available without sifting through the dev or users mailing lists.
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jonathan Ellis
>> Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
>> co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support
>> http://www.datastax.com
>>
>



-- 
Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support
http://www.datastax.com

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