Now that Hadoop 2.0.4-alpha is released I'd like
to open up a discussion on what practical steps
would it take for us as a community to get
Hadoop 2.X from alpha to beta?
There's quite a few preconditions to be met for a piece of
software to reach beta status. Quite a few of them are now
being discussed in a neighboring thread 'Compatibility in
Apache Hadoop' ( http://s.apache.org/VE1 ) but I'd like to
kick off a broader discussion: what do you think a *complete*
list should look like, before we can honestly signal this
change to the rest of the world.
It would be very nice if the things that are offered as part
of the criteria are easily quantifiable, but lets brainstorm
first anyway. We can always stack-rank and quantify later.
Please reply to the thread with your suggestions. At some
point, I will start collating them on a wiki, but ML is easier
when it comes to reply-in-thread.