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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache MADlib podling graduation
Date Tue, 23 May 2017 15:54:19 GMT
On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 3:27 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23 May 2017 at 07:24, Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>> with my mentor hat on, I wanted to kick off this discussion
>> thread on the basis of a general consensus in the MADlib
>> community that it is time for the project to consider a TLP
>> status: http://markmail.org/thread/mgjzwjjriqjrfsix
>>
>> Apache MADlib entered incubation on Sept. 15, 2015.  Since
>> that time we have made 5 releases, added 3 committers and
>> are actively pursuing other committers.  We have extensive
>> user documentation, an up-to-date wiki and an informative
>> web page.  We are a very helpful and engaged community,
>> ready to answer all questions and feedback via the dev and
>> user mailing lists.  We have learned much about the Apache Way
>> as a result of being an incubating project, and have incorporated
>> the guidance that we have been given by our mentors and others.
>> As part of that learning process we've learned a great deal about
>> ASF's approach to IP and have resolved MADlib licensing concerns
>> stemming from its BSD licensed past LEGAL-293.  While we plan
>> to continue to develop as a community, we do not feel that remaining
>> as an incubating project is a prerequisite for this development.
>>
>
> The website looks very nice.
>
> However there are some problems with the download page.
>
> The links all appear to point to
>
> https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/madlib/
>
> This is not allowed; download links for current releases must point to
> the ASF mirror system.
>
> The dist release directory has not been tidied up; only the latest
> release(s) should be present on the mirror system.
> It's unfair on the 3rd party mirrors to expect them to carry old releases.
>
> There is no information on the download page how to check sigs or
> hashes, and no link to the KEYS file.
> KEYS, sigs and hashes should be linked from the following tree
> https://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/madlib/

Great feedback. Filed https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MADLIB-1108 and
will provide a fix ASAP.

> IMO this needs to be fixed before graduation.
> Also the project docs may need updating to ensure RMs remove old
> releases after a new one has bee published.

Yup. That too.

Thanks,
Roman.

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