-Re: VOTE: hbase-0.95.0RC0, the first "Developer Release" release candidate is available for download and vote
> I just tried to start it out of the box and it's failing. It tries
to write on the /var/folders/ directory, which doesn't exist.
I think a failure to launch should sink the RC. :-) Beyond that I'd suggest
crash bugs or recurring ERRORS or data corruption / loss.
On Monday, April 1, 2013, Jean-Marc Spaggiari wrote:
> Hi Stack,
> What are the expectations regarding 0.95? Should we open JIRAs for the
> issues we found like for the other releases?
> I just tried to start it out of the box and it's failing. It tries to
> write on the /var/folders/ directory, which doesn't exist.
> Since it's a dev release, I can configure that, or add the rights, or
> create the directory, etc. and continue the testing with the remaining
> test cases. Or should I report even such small issues?
> > This is huge!
> > Just looking at the JIRAs is staggering. There is many things I'm
> > eager to see on a production release.
> > Thanks for this develper release!
> > JM
> >> Here is our first 0.95.0 release candidate. Should we put this out as
> >> 0.95.0?
> >> The 0.95.x series of releases are designated "developer releases", a
> >> of release we have done in the past -- see the 0.89.x series -- where we
> >> let out 'raw', barely-tested product so developers and those generally
> >> interested can get some early exposure to what our next stable release
> >> follow 0.94.x will look like. Putting out these 'rough cuts' also
> helps to
> >> get the feedback started earlier while the release is still baking.
> >> These "developer release" come with no guarantees. We make no
> >> promises that the next release will be compatible with this one or even
> >> you will be able to preserve data across the update (This is at an
> >> and highly unlikely, but could be the case). No work has been done to
> >> it so you can migrate from 0.94.x HBase.
> >> In spite of all the caveats above, we still need to vote. Remember,
> the bar
> >> is intentionally set lower on these "developer releases"; it will have
> to be
> >> something pretty bad to block this RC going out. There should be a new
> >> release
> >> along in a week or two and we can address the offender there.
> >> The release artifacts may be downloaded from:
> >> http://people.apache.org/~stack/hbase-0.95.0RC0/
> >> Let the vote run for a short time, say, April 3rd. Take it for a quick
> >> spin.
> >> Over 1500 issues have been closed against 0.95.0. It is tough pulling
> >> the highlights but I think most will be interested in big improvements
> >> in Mean Time To Recovery, a revamped metrics, support for hadoop1 and
> >> hadoop2.... the list is long. For the full list of issues fixed see:
> >> All feedback is welcome. We'd be interested in getting feedback on
> >> everything from the packaging, layout, through documentation, UI, and of
> >> course,
> >> any bugs found.
> >> Thanks,
> >> St.Ack
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