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From Mohammad Nour El-Din <nour.moham...@gmail.com>
Subject [DISCUSS] - Packages renaming and backward compatibility (was: Re: [VOTE] Graduate Sqoop podling from Apache Incubator)
Date Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:02:33 GMT
I don't see that this getting to any clear end yet. So I suggest that we
take this from a Sqoop instance to be a discussion on rules them selves.

I would like to start a [VOTE] about whether it is a *must* for podlings to
rename all packages before being a TLP or not over keeping the old package
names for backward compatibility. What ever the consensus going to be built
we definitely need to update the Incubator documents to clear this kind of
issue. But before starting the vote I would like to consider others'
opinions.

Thoughts ?

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Alex Karasulu <akarasulu@apache.org>wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 2:40 AM, Patrick Hunt <phunt@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Mohammad Nour El-Din
> > <nour.mohammad@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On the other hand, I totally respect that Cloudera's interest to
> support
> > > their customers and provide backword compatibility, but this is *not*
> the
> > > point at all, the point is this *should* not, and even allow me to say
> > this
> > > is *must* not be the problem of Apache, and yes I agree with the
> opinion
> > > that this is a matter to be decided by Sqoop team but not to make
> > Apache's
> > > problem. So also let not get more into this!!!
> >
> > Or course this is Apache's problem. You can't have your cake and eat
> > it too. If you accept code for a project you accept the community as
> > well. Say Apache accepts a project like Open Office, should we ignore
> > the existing community and not concern ourselves with backward
> > compatibility for that project as well, because the original code
> > wasn't birthed at Apache?
> >
>
> That's a very slippery slope. Maybe some projects get way too much leeway
> because of the big flashing lights. Regardless of how big the press
> headlines are all projects should be held to the same standard.
>
> No project should be allowed to graduate without solving all issues
> pertaining to marks. It's a failure of the incubator in the past for
> allowing other projects to do so. I'm shocked it was allowed.
>
> --
> Best Regards,
> -- Alex
>



-- 
Thanks
- Mohammad Nour
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- Albert Einstein

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