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From Grant Ingersoll <gsing...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] 0.8 Release Announcement + Future Plans Discussion
Date Sat, 08 Jun 2013 14:42:55 GMT
More tests are always welcome.

On Jun 8, 2013, at 10:29 AM, Ravi Mummulla <ravi.mummulla@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Grant,
> Regarding 1.0 plans, do we also want to include a note on adding tests
> where they don't exist or improving them where needed or is that implicit?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> 
> On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 3:55 AM, Grant Ingersoll <gsingers@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Mahouts,
>> 
>> A full copy of proposed draft release notes are up at
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MAHOUT/Release+0.8.  Please
>> add/edit as appropriate.
>> 
>> IN PARTICULAR, PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE SECTION LABELLED __FUTURE
>> PLANS__, which I have included below.  This is purely my own opinion, but I
>> think it reflects conversations I've had w/ both Robin and Sebastian at
>> Berlin Buzzwords.   I'm also interested in opinions on my proposed
>> deprecation plan (which I haven't discussed with anyone) which is put forth
>> in the 1.0 plans below.
>> 
>> --------------------------  DRAFT -------------------------
>> FUTURE PLANS
>> 
>> 0.9
>> 
>> As the project moves towards a 1.0 release, the community is working to
>> clean up and/or remove parts of the code base that are under-supported or
>> that underperform as well as to better focus the energy and contributions
>> on key algorithms that are proven to scale in production and have seen
>> wide-spread adoption.  To this end, in the next release, the project is
>> planning on removing support for the following algorithms unless there is
>> sustained support and improvement of them before the next release.
>> 
>> The algorithms to be removed are:
>> - From Clustering:
>>        Dirichlet
>>        MeanShift
>>        MinHash
>> - From Classification (both are sequential implementations)
>>        Winnow
>>        Perceptron
>> - Frequent Pattern Mining
>> - Collaborative Filtering
>>        GSI: DO ANY GO HERE?
>> - Other
>>        GSI: ANYTHING?
>> 
>> If you are interested in supporting 1 or more of these algorithms, please
>> make it known on dev@mahout.apache.org and via JIRA issues that fix
>> and/or improve them.  Please also provide supporting evidence as to there
>> effectiveness for you in production.
>> 
>> 1.0 PLANS
>> 
>> Our plans as a community are to focus 0.9 on cleanup of bugs and the
>> removal of the code mentioned above and then to follow with a 1.0 release
>> soon thereafter, at which point the community is committing to the support
>> of the algorithms packaged in the 1.0 for at least two minor versions after
>> their release.  In the case of removal, we will deprecate the functionality
>> in the 1.(x+1) minor release and remove it in the 1.(x+2) release.  For
>> instance, if feature X is to be removed after the 1.2 release, it will be
>> deprecated in 1.3 and removed in 1.4.
>> 
>> ------------------- DRAFT ----------------------
>> 
>> -Grant
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Thanks.

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Grant Ingersoll | @gsingers
http://www.lucidworks.com






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