On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Suresh Srinivas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Owen O'Malley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I think that using "-(alpha,beta)" tags on the release versions is a
> > bad idea.
> Why? Can you please share some reasons?
We already had a means for denoting 'alpha' software -- release candidates
-- and 'beta'; early versions of a major release were installed with
trepidation by all but the clueless.
We also had a place for API changes and wire format revamps; they were done
in the next major version, not between point releases (caveat unintended
The -alpha and -beta designations muddy hard-won understanding of what the
> I actually think alpha and beta and stable/GA are much better way to set
> the expectation
> of the quality of a release. This has been practiced in software release
> cycle for a long time.
Not in hadoop though, not until these 2.0ings.
> Having an option to release alpha is good for releasing early and getting
> feedback from
> people who can try it out and at the same time warning other not so
> adventurous users on
> quality expectation.
Lets call it a snapshot instead because alpha is damaged (IMO).