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From Colin McCabe <cmcc...@alumni.cmu.edu>
Subject Re: Next releases
Date Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:15:46 GMT
On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Arun C Murthy <acm@hortonworks.com> wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2013, at 1:54 PM, Todd Lipcon <todd@cloudera.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Colin McCabe <cmccabe@alumni.cmu.edu>wrote:
>>> To be honest, I'm not aware of anything in 2.2.1 that shouldn't be
>>> there.  However, I have only been following the HDFS and common side
>>> of things so I may not have the full picture.  Arun, can you give a
>>> specific example of something you'd like to "blow away"?
> There are bunch of issues in YARN/MapReduce which clearly aren't *critical*, similarly
in HDFS a cursory glance showed up some *enhancements*/*improvements* in CHANGES.txt which
aren't necessary for a patch release, plus things like:
>         HADOOP-9623
> Update jets3t dependency to 0.9.0

I'm fine with reverting HADOOP-9623 from branch-2.2 and pushing it out
to branch-2.3.  It does bring in httpcore, a dependency that wasn't
there before.


> Here is a straw man proposal:
> ----
> A patch (third version) release should only include *blocker* bugs which are critical
from an operational, security or data-integrity issues.
> This way, we can ensure that a minor series release (2.2.x or 2.3.x or 2.4.x) is always
release-able, and more importantly, deploy-able at any point in time.
> ----
> Sandy did bring up a related point about timing of releases and the urge for everyone
to cram features/fixes into a dot release.
> So, we could remedy that situation by doing a release every 4-6 weeks (2.3, 2.4 etc.)
and keep the patch releases limited to blocker bugs.
> Thoughts?
> thanks,
> Arun
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