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From Camille Fournier <cami...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Debian packager orphaning ZooKeeper
Date Sun, 12 Jun 2011 06:50:02 GMT
I am constantly surprised to hear that the ZK code isn't "clean or
pleasant". I was actually very happy when I opened up the ZK code base
for the first time at how generally readable and tested the code was.
It's a complex system, implemented over a fair period of time, so it's
inevitable that there will be some stuff that is hard to understand
but I'm not sure that the complexity is excessive or unmanageable.

We do have a problem with scheduling and sticking to schedules. I get
the feeling that maybe the project is in a state of growing pains as
the user base is expanding and many more people have pet features they
would like to add. But none of this is insurmountable and it would be
throwing the baby out with the bathwater to declare the project
unusable for those reasons.


On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Gustavo Niemeyer <gustavo@niemeyer.net> wrote:
>> I had a long talk with Thomas at Buzzwords.
>> He is far more congenial in person than on the mailing lists.
> Whether he's kind or not isn't really the concern at this point.  The
> point is that there are real issues being raised publicly.  ZooKeeper
> has a good track record on stability, but I have already heard the
> code isn't clean or pleasant from different people.  It is also true
> that some features have been taking a very long time to land. These
> are pretty interesting points for a software project.  Is that the
> case?  Is there an intention to clean up the code base?  Are features
> taking too long?  What's scheduled for the current milestone and when
> is it going to be released?
> If you debate about these concerns over the phone and don't discuss
> them publicly, what stays is a message on debian-devel pointing out
> that "Live is too short for crap." [sic]
> --
> Gustavo Niemeyer
> http://niemeyer.net
> http://niemeyer.net/blog
> http://niemeyer.net/twitter

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