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From <ogjunk-nu...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [Nutch-general] Re: Pre MapReduce Nutch release?
Date Wed, 18 May 2005 16:31:03 GMT
It all sounds reasonable and makes sense, thanks.

Otis

--- Doug Cutting <cutting@nutch.org> wrote:
> Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
> > Would it be good to make one last release of Nutch before starting
> the
> > MapReduce effort?  This would give people the chance to grab this
> last,
> > pre-MapReduce version now, instead of having to wait for MapReduce
> port
> > to be done.
> 
> Yes, I would like to make a 0.7 release soon.
> 
> While we're in the incubator, releases require a vote of the
> Incubator 
> PMC, which I would rather avoid, since it involves a lot of folks who
> 
> are not familiar with Nutch.  Once we are a sub-project of Lucene
> then 
> we can make releases and add comitters with the oversight of only 
> Lucene's PMC.  As you know, the Lucene PMC is willing to accept Nutch
> as 
> a sub-project, so now the only formality is a vote by the Incubator
> PMC 
> to graduate Nutch from the incubator and into
> lucene.apache.org/nutch. 
> I will call that vote today and, if all goes well, we should be able
> to 
> make a 0.7 release in a week or two.
> 
> > I see there is a new branch for MapReduce.  Is the plan to keep
> going
> > in parallel on the trunk and release MapReduce-less Nutch from
> there
> > later?
> 
> Yes, more or less.  I wanted to be able to start incompatible 
> MapReduce-related work without breaking 0.7.  Sometime after the 0.7 
> release we can merge the changes from the mapred branch back into the
> 
> trunk and kill the mapred branch.  Normally I try to avoid branching,
> 
> but I really want to get started on the MapReduce work without
> worrying 
> about back-compatibility, but I also still want to make a
> pre-MapReduce 
> release based on the current trunk.  A branch seemed like the best
> way 
> to do this.
> 
> Doug
> 
> 
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