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From Alex Karasulu <akaras...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE][PROPOSAL] Hadoop Development Tools
Date Wed, 07 Nov 2012 09:10:41 GMT
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On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 12:55 AM, Suresh Marru <smarru@apache.org> wrote:

> + 1 (binding)
>
> Suresh
>
> On Nov 6, 2012, at 10:57 AM, Adam Berry <amberry@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > This proposal has been open for discussion for a a few weeks, so now
> submitting for a vote for this project to be accepted into the incubator.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Adam Berry
> >
> > = HDT (Hadoop Development Tools) =
> >
> > == Abstract ==
> > Tools to support developing applications that use Apache Hadoop from
> within Eclipse.
> >
> > == Proposal ==
> > Hadoop Development Tools are a set of extensions to Eclipse providing
> support for creating, launching and debugging distributed applications, as
> well as interacting with HDFS filesystems. This work will build on the
> existing Map Reduce Tools present in the Apache Hadoop project.
> >
> > == Background ==
> > Map Reduce Tools have existed as part of contrib for Apache Hadoop.
> Unfortunately they are source tied to a single version of Hadoop, and
> development has stalled, with little movement past the Hadoop 0.20 line.
> >
> > == Rationale ==
> > Support for newer versions of Hadoop from within Eclipse is regularly
> raised on the Hadoop mailing lists, so there is a clear need to drive these
> tools forward. Development tools generally are worked on separate from the
> target tools/platform, separating the tools out will allow for supporting
> multiple versions, so a developer could work with a heterogeneous
> environment.
> >
> > == Initial Goals ==
> > * Give the tools project a home of its own.
> > * Port current MapReduce tools feature set to all current release lines
> of Hadoop in a single Eclipse install.
> > * Documentation and tutorials for all features.
> > * Publish Eclipse update site, and join Eclipse marketplace listing.
> > * Establish release cycle that combines support for Hadoop and Eclipse
> release cycles.
> > * Look to build support for YARN, MRUnit and possibly other
> Hadoop-related projects.
> >
> > == Current Status ==
> > The source for the current MapReduceTools lives in the contrib section
> of the Hadoop source. In its current implementation it is tied to the
> version of Hadoop against which it is compiled. The layout and API that it
> was developed with means that it can only be used with the 0.20 or 1.0
> Hadoop releases, the new layout and YARN api introduced with the 0.23 and
> 2.0 lines are not supported.
> >
> >
> > === Meritocracy ===
> > Several people and companies have already expressed an interest in
> contributing to this project, and we hope to attract additional interest
> during the proposal discussion. We plan to invest and support a meritocracy
> that attracts, invites, and supports newcomers to build a vibrant and
>  diverse community.
> >
> > === Community ===
> > The target community is developers who are working developing Map/Reduce
> applications against Hadoop. Given the success of Hadoop the target group
> is likely to be quite large. Separation from the Hadoop community would
> make it easier to support multiple versions of hadoop, as well as merging
> the release cycles of Hadoop and Eclipse to provide predictable iteration
> and improvement in the toolset.
> >
> > === Core Developers ===
> > The initial list of developers includes people experienced with Hadoop
> and developing against the Eclipse platform.
> > * Adam Berry (amberry at yahoo-inc dot com)
> > * Jeffrey Zemerick (jeffrrey at mtnfog dot com)
> > * Evert Lammerts (Evert dot Lammerts at sara dot nl)
> > * Simone Gianni (simoneg at apache dot org)
> >
> > === Alignment ===
> > Hadoop Development Tools aligns with both Hadoop and Eclipse. Hadoop as
> the platform for the development target, and Eclipse as the IDE platform
> used as the base for the tools.
> >
> > == Known Risks ==
> >
> > === Orphaned Products ===
> >
> > === Inexperience with Open Source ===
> > The committers have experience with Apache and Eclipse open source
> development.
> >
> > === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> > Hadoop Development Tools will be developed with a mix of salaried and
> volunteer time.
> >
> > === Relationships with Other Apache Projects ===
> > Hadoop Development Tools is closely related to Apache Hadoop.
> >
> > === An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
> > Given the success of Hadoop and associated projects, Apache is the
> natural place for the Hadoop Development Tools. Chris Mattman suggested the
> Apache Incubator as appropriate on the Hadoop general mailing list
> following the success that MRUnit had taking the path from Hadoop contrib
> to an Apache top level project.
> >
> > == Documentation ==
> > Documentation for the current tools can be found at
> http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/EclipsePlugIn
> >
> > == Initial Source ==
> >
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/hadoop/common/trunk/hadoop-mapreduce-project/src/contrib/eclipse-plugin/
> >
> > ==  Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
> > The source, and any suggested initial patches, are already hosted either
> in Apache’s Subversion or JIRA.
> >
> > ==  External Dependencies ==
> > Eclipse Platform
> > Eclipse Java Development Tools
> >
> > ==  Cryptography ==
> > Hadoop Development Tools likely does not fall into this area.
> >
> > ==  Required Resources ==
> > === Mailing lists ===
> > * hdt-dev
> > * hdt-commits
> > * hdt-user
> >
> > === Git Repository ===
> > * git://git.apache.org/incubator-hdt.git
> >
> > === Issue Tracking ===
> > * JIRA Hadoop Development Tools (HDT)
> >
> > === Other Resources ===
> > * Jenkins/Hudson for builds and test running.
> >
> > == Initial Committers ==
> > * Adam Berry (amberry at yahoo-inc dot com)
> > * Jeffrey Zemerick (jeffrrey at mtnfog dot com)
> > * Evert Lammerts (Evert dot Lammerts at sara dot nl)
> > * Simone Gianni (simoneg at apache dot org)
> >
> > == Affiliations ==
> > * Adam Berry - Yahoo!
> > * Jeffrey Zemerick - Mountain Fog
> > * Evert Lammerts - SARA
> > * Simone Gianni - n/a
> >
> > == Sponsors ==
> > === Champion ===
> > * Roman Shaposhnik
> >
> > === Nominated Mentors ===
> > * Chris Douglas
> > * Chris Mattman
> > * Roman Shaposhnik
> >
> > === Sponsoring Entity ===
> > Incubator PMC
> >
> >
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Best Regards,
-- Alex

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