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Re: Kafka + Maven

Thanks for letting us know. We will be looking into this.



On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM, Chris Riccomini <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> Hey Guys,
> I was talking with Jay, and he recommended I forward some feedback along.
> I have been playing with Kafka 0.8 this week, and am feeling the pain in
> the lack of Maven support for it. Specifically, it'd be nice if this stuff
> were:
>   1.  In Apache's SNAPSHOT repository
>   2.  In some release repository.
> I am pretty sure that you guys are aware that it'd be nice to have, but I
> think I'd like to elevate the priority to blocker, or at least pretty
> critical.
> From a community adoption perspective, it's really damaging to the project
> to not have it easily accessible in a repository. To be blunt, if I hadn't
> heard of Kafka (and didn't know you guys), and I came across the page, and
> discovered that it had no maven coordinates, I'd move on to other solutions
> without a second glance. To me, it looks as bad as having no commits for
> the project in months. It looks unmaintained.
> If you look at what's already going on with the community, you'll see a
> lot of pretty rough things being done to try and get around this issue.
>   1.  Storm has its own publication: https://clojars.org/storm/storm-kafka
>   2.  SenseiDB has it committed in code, and runs a manual install. This
> makes it pretty rough if anyone DEPENDS on SenseiDB, as they, in turn, must
> do the same thing.
> https://github.com/senseidb/sensei/blob/master/sensei-gateways/pom.xml
>   3.  Druid is hosting its own:
> https://metamx.artifactoryonline.com/metamx/pub-libs-releases-local/kafka/core-kafka/
>   4.  It's been requested for more than a year:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-133
> This is only going to get worse when 0.8 is released, as it introduces
> even more unmanaged libraries (metrics, zkclient). I assume, currently,
> that releasing 0.8 is not contingent on getting those libraries published,
> but I think it should be. This is worth doing correctly. I don't think
> it'll be fun, but I really do think it's a big deal.
> Any chance we could get this on the road map soon? I think it falls under
> 2013 community adoption.
> Thanks!
> Chris