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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: CQL Drivers
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2011 00:16:38 GMT
On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Eric Evans <> wrote:
>> I'm rather fond of how user-friendly the Python suite is (taking care
>> of server setup/teardown transparently) but realistically, now that we
>> have robust truncate, it's probably fine to require an existing server
>> and just use that.
> I like it too, but it pretty much requires that you have a complete
> Cassandra tree around (you need config, scripts, and both run and
> build deps), and obviously it needs to have been built.
> This is how the JDBC driver was setup when it was moved out of tree
> and at least a couple of people (yourself included I believe), found
> it to be less-than-friendly.  If it looks like I'm trying to steer the
> discussion away from this option, that's why.

Well, IMO there's a qualitative difference between "you need to have
the source tree around and edit a file to point the JDBC build to it"
and "you need to have the server listening on 9160, a packaged release
is fine."

Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support

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