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From Neha Narkhede <neha.narkh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: time for another attempt at a 0.7.0 release?
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:24:56 GMT

I like your suggestion. It definitely creates a good summary of
features in the release notes. Let me incorporate that in our release


On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 6:53 PM, Chris Burroughs
<chris.burroughs@gmail.com> wrote:
> An example.
> On 10/31/2011 10:57 PM, Chris Burroughs wrote:
>> Similar information, but different audience.  This is about summarising
>> only what has changed and is operational relevant (special pre/post
>> upgrade procedure or in this case upgrade order) in plain language.
>> Think of the experience when you are downloading a tarball, not people
>> who write code/wikis/tickets/and are already subscribed to every mailing
>> lists.  Or alternative imagine a succesful future where people use Kafka
>> without being experts (a la httpd or mysql) but still need to understand
>> what's changing from one version to the next.
>> On 10/31/2011 10:25 PM, Neha Narkhede wrote:
>>> Chris,
>>> This is a good suggestion. I think it is not too different from the
>>> release notes we have -
>>> http://people.apache.org/~nehanarkhede/kafka-0.7.0-incubating-candidate-5/RELEASE-NOTES.html
>>> All details about the compression feature can be found in the wiki,
>>> which the release notes points to in the 1st section. Al though, maybe
>>> you are suggesting moving the "Features" section to the beginning of
>>> the release notes ?
>>> As for getting the word out about compression, I was thinking about
>>> writing a blog post on it. Does that address the concern you are
>>> raising ?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Neha
>>> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 7:21 PM, Chris Burroughs
>>> <chris.burroughs@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 10/31/2011 06:55 PM, Neha Narkhede wrote:
>>>>> Chris, please could you elaborate a little more on this ? I think if
>>>>> this is a small change, we can cut the RC today.
>>>> I think we ought to include a NEWS file for users upgading from a
>>>> previous version.  Projects varry in how they do this, some examples:
>>>>  - http://rsync.samba.org/ftp/rsync/src/rsync-3.0.9-NEWS
>>>>  - http://www.pcre.org/news.txt
>>>>  - http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/couchdb/tags/1.1.0/NEWS?view=markup
>>>>  -
>>>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/cassandra/tags/cassandra-1.0.1/NEWS.txt?revision=1195406&view=markup
>>>> I like Cassandra's example with "here are the bigest new features" and
>>>> "things you need to know when upgrading".  I think some of the others
>>>> function more as change logs, which isn't what I'm after.
>>>> So for example, in this case we should point out that the wire format
>>>> has changed, their is a super cool compression feature, and you have to
>>>> upgrade the consumers, brokers, producers in that order.  Anything else?

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