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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] MRUnit entry into the Apache Incubator
Date Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:31:45 GMT
Hey Bertrand,

> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J)
> <chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
>> 

> 
> My point was that the technical reasons listed in this thread don't
> seem to warrant forking MRUnit into its own project,

Meh, arguably they do. One of the big issues is release cycles. It takes a ton of work and
discussion, etc., to release Hadoop and M/R. OTOH, MRUnit is a pretty small-ish contrib that
could be released more frequently, and could attract more contributors that don't necessarily
need to understand every single in and out of Hadoop to help out the project, and grow the
community. 


> but if it has a
> mostly distinct community (which seems to be the case), and you guys
> think that might grow, then I support its incubation.

+1, thanks Bertrand. I think that's the point -- give MRUnit a chance to hang around at Apache
since it's totally related to Hadoop and could benefit the Hadoop community as a downstream
product.

Cheers,
Chris

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