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Re: Code review request for hbase-4120 table priority
I will be supporting table priority and related changes in the foreseeable future.


On Dec 12, 2011, at 6:55 PM, Todd Lipcon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 4:36 PM, Andrew Purtell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> HBase as a project should not have as a criteria for inclusion of some feature that Cloudera and SU and Facebook run it. Core managed to escape Yahoo. Let's not run history in reverse here in HBase land. And, actually, this makes it worse, because the the occurrence that a number of core HBase users (multiple) will all need something is substantially less likely than if one might find it useful; or, maybe, only users outside of those with such self-appointed attitude, yet perhaps a community multiples in size of "core users".
> It's not about Cloudera/SU/FB - it's about code that will be supported
> by people who are committed to the project. TrendMicro certainly fits
> the bill. I of course mean no offense to Lu Jia, but neither he nor
> Taobao has made continued contributions in the past - just one other
> bug fix beyond the HBASE-4120 project.
> If we have a few of the core people committed to running this in
> production and supporting it in the future, I'm all for it (just like
> I am +1 on security). I just want to avoid repeating mistakes like the
> Avro server which isn't really supported despite being in our
> codebase. (You'll note this was a Cloudera contribution but from a
> contributor who was doing this in his spare time rather than part of
> job responsibilities, and we have never run it in production
> scenarios)
> I am consistently conservative on what goes into the project because
> we have to stand behind what we release. I certainly don't think _all_
> core people should find every feature useful (eg REST and Thrift are
> examples of some things which are useless to many but I think make
> sense). But if _no_ core people see a feature as a requirement then
> I'd rather let it bake until we have many people requesting it.
> Otherwise people download HBase, try out these "fringe" features, and
> get a bad taste in their mouth when they've bit-rot across several
> versions of little usage.
> -Todd
> --
> Todd Lipcon
> Software Engineer, Cloudera