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From jan i <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache Drill 0.6.0-incubating release
Date Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:41:45 GMT

I have had a look at your release and it looks good, I could not find any
formal errors.

But I took a closer look at the release vote thread, because a failing unit
test is a serious bad quality signal for me.

Whenever I test new software, I download it, build it, then run all  test
cases to secure I got it build correctly, where I assume I have made
something wrong if a test case fails.

Apache is known for quality software and I think we all want to keep that
image. I am sure the project does not take quality lightly, but the
attitude "can be fixed later" especially with unit tests is to me not a
good policy.

If the software only runs with 1.7 and not higher, then why not make a
simple startup version check, then there would be no problem (of course its
even better to solve the problem). I just wonder how this error will affect
people using the project.

It seems (from the vote thread) you already have solved the problem, but
dont want to wait for a respin, can you please at least explain why the
project is under such a time constraint, that 72 hours is too long to wait
to make good quality.

I wanted to give the release a -1 but decided to give

-0 binding.

in the hope the PMC will go for quality and voluntary respin the release.

jan i

On 7 October 2014 07:09, Steven Phillips <> wrote:

> In case there is any confusion, the first email sent out in this thread had
> the wrong vote count. The second one has the correct count:
> +9 binding
> +3 non-binding
> I should also mention there was one -0 (binding). This was due to unit test
> failures when using java 1.8. Jiras were filed, and the fix will be
> included in the next release, not this one.
> On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM, Steven Phillips <> wrote:
> > I would like to present the Apache Drill 0.6.0-incubating release to
> > the general incubator list for a vote.  This set of artifacts have passed
> > our drill-dev vote and incorporate a number of improvements with over 30
> > JIRAs closed in the last month.
> >
> > The vote thread can be found here:
> >
> > The vote passed with:
> > +9 binding
> > +3 non-binding
> >
> > You can find the artifacts for the release at this location:
> >
> > I look forward to your feedback.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Steven
> >
> >
> --
>  Steven Phillips
>  Software Engineer

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