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From Neha Narkhede <neha.narkh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Maintainer system?
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:11:06 GMT
+1 on this, I like the idea of having a primary/secondary owner system
for each component.


On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 10:15 PM, Jun Rao <junrao@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think that's a good idea. It will be good to have at least 2 maintainers
> per component.
> I'd encourage more people to review patches. The more patches one reviews,
> the more familiar he/she is with the components.
> Thanks,
> Jun
> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM, Jay Kreps <jay.kreps@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> The number of developers and code base size for Kafka is getting larger.
>> One way to help scale things gracefully would be to have an official idea
>> of "subsystems" and have official maintainers for those. The duties of a
>> maintainer would be
>> 1. Be the final word on API design in that area
>> 2. Ensure sufficient documentation and test coverage for that subsystem
>> 3. Review all code changes in that sub-system area
>> 4. Ensure that patches in that area get applied in a timely fashion
>> In particular I think we could do a better job of getting patches in in a
>> timely manner.
>> Here are what I see as logically distinct systems or areas:
>>    - Producer (java and scala)
>>    - Consumer (java and scala)
>>    - Network layer (kafka.network.*)
>>    - Log (kafka.log.*)
>>    - Replication (controller, fetcher threads, hw mark stuff, etc)
>>    - Kafka API impl (basically just KafkaApi.scala)
>>    - Hadoop stuff
>>    - Perf tools and system tests
>>    - Misc other small things: metrics, utils, etc.
>> Obviously many features will cut across these layers, but the idea is that
>> by having a real owner that is responsible for that area we will get higher
>> quality.
>> I think we are doing this informally already, but making it formal would
>> help ensure you knew the right people to get input from. I think it
>> probably wouldn't make sense to start doing this until post-0.8 since we
>> are in the middle of so many things right now, but I wanted to see what
>> people thought...?
>> -Jay

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