-Re: [DISCUSS] The State of Old Versions
Christopher 2013-06-01, 04:03
If there's a ticket that is marked as affecting 1.4.3 that you think
should be done in 1.4.4, you can suggest tagging it with an
anticipated fixVersion of 1.4.4 (or just do it so its more likely to
get reviewed prior to the next 1.4 bugfix release).
Christopher L Tubbs II
On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 6:33 PM, Mike Drob <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Nobody's touched this for a week, but I think the conversation is important
> enough that it shouldn't die. I'll tackle these in version order.
> 1.3 - I agree with releasing a source only tag of 1.3.7 and calling it
> end-of-life. The changes are there, throwing them away seems silly (and
> rude?). That said, I'm not volunteering to be the one to put it together,
> so I feel a bit guilty suggesting that somebody else do it.
> 1.4 - There are a dozen bugs already marked as fixed. There are 5 more
> issues marked as fix for 1.4.4 that are yet unresolved. There are 15 issues
> marked as affecting 1.4.3 that are still open, some of which I would really
> like to see make their way into a 1.4.4. Some of those issues look fairly
> major and could use a few more eyes on them. Some time in June seems
> 1.5 - So far these tickets look like mostly documentation fixes, but a few
> of them look pretty important. ACCUMULO-1449 and ACCUMULO-1456 were the
> first to catch my eye. That said, as 1.5 gets run on more systems I'm sure
> more bugs will crop up. Personally, I wouldn't plan on releasing anything
> until the community starts asking for it.
> 1.6 - Feature freeze in 4 months would be... September? That gives plenty
> of time to run test and integration and still get something out by the end
> of the year. I think this is the release that people were talking about
> rolling to Java 7 and Hadoop 2, both of which will require more than the
> usual amount of testing, in my opinion. Six months after 1.5 would be
> mid-November, which I'm not confident in, but it's a nice target to shoot
> for. The major worry would be that if the timeline slips past that, then
> there won't be a release until sometime in 2014, given the tendency for
> activity to slow down around the holidays.
> Thank you for starting the discussion, Christopher. I hope that other
> people chime in as well.
> On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Christopher <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> I did a quick check through the JIRA to see if there were any
>> outstanding issues on old versions. It seems we've done a pretty good
>> job of keeping things up-to-date.
>> I especially wanted to see if there would be any reason to maintain
>> unreleased working branches for these older versions if we were to
>> switch to git.
>> Here's the summary pages of the latest unreleased versions of each line:
>> I took the liberty of putting tentative release dates in JIRA for the
>> unreleased versions, except 1.3.7.
>> I think we should shut down 1.3.7 as end-of-life, either by releasing
>> a quick source-only tag with the additional two fixes since 1.3.6 or
>> throw them away and leave 1.3.6 as the final 1.3 tag. Either way, I
>> think we should remove its working branch in svn, and drop continuous
>> development support for it. Notice, there are only two minor fixes in
>> 1.3.7 from 1.3.6.
>> I think we should release 1.4.4 sometime within the next month, so we
>> can focus on supporting 1.5 as the main stable line, and new features
>> in 1.6.
>> I anticipated a 1.5.1 release in about 2 months.
>> I think we should anticipate a 1.6 release 6 months from the last
>> release, if not sooner. This would mean a feature freeze in about 4