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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "ApexProposal" by AmolKekre
Date Wed, 05 Aug 2015 17:17:20 GMT
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The "ApexProposal" page has been changed by AmolKekre:
https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ApexProposal?action=diff&rev1=19&rev2=20

Comment:
Added section on rationale for Apex and Malhar as one project

  === Other Resources ===
     * Means of setting up regular builds for Apex on builds.apache.org
     * Means of setting up regular builds for Malhar on builds.apache.org
+ 
+ === Rationale for Malhar and Apex having separate git and jira ===
+ The decision to proposal a single community was taken after a lot of thought, our proposal
is for ASF incubator to enable us to try this out.
+ 
+ So far we have managed Malhar and Apex as two repos and two jiras. Both code bases are released
under Apache 2.0 and are proposed for incubation. In terms of our vision to enable innovation
around a native YARN data-in-motion that unifies stream processing as well as batch processing
Malhar and Apex go hand in hand. Apex has base API that consists of java api (functional),
and attributes (operability). Malhar is a manifestation of this api, but from user perspective,
Malhar is itself an API to leverage business logic. Over past three years we have found that
the cadence of release and api changes in Malhar is much rapid than Apex and it was operationally
much easier to separate them into their own repos. For example often Malhar developers locked
into previous stable build of Apex. We however do not believe in two levels of committers.
We believe there should be one community that works across both and innovates with ideas that
Malhar and Apex combined provide the value proposition. We are proposing that Apache incubation
process help us to foster development of one community (mailing list, committers), and a yet
be ok with two repos. We are proposing that this be taken up during incubation. Community
will learn if this works. The decision on whether to split them into two projects be taken
after the learning curve during incubation.
  
  == Initial Committers ==
     * Roma Ahuja (rahuja at directv dot com)

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