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From Anna Szonyi <szo...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: SQOOP 1.4.7 Release by end of June
Date Tue, 30 May 2017 11:40:56 GMT
Hi Attila,

This would be really great! Please let me know if I can help with anything!


On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 6:20 PM, Attila Szabó <maugli@apache.org> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> In the past few months we've mentioned it a few times that it would make
> sense to create a new release of Sqoop from the current trunk version
> (1.4.7).
> IMHO this is the right time to move forward with this topic.
> First of all because the latest release is 2 years old (1.4.6 was released
> in 2015 May), and it would make a great impact for the end users to deliver
> all of the changes we as a community have made since.
> As a second argument, recently we were able to onboard quite a few new
> contributor (including but not limited to Illya Yalovyy, Ying Cao,  Eric
> Lin, Chris Teoh, Dmitry Zagorulkin), and as a recognition of their work,
> I'd like to ensure their commits gets into a release as soon as possible.
> Third: recently Anna, Bogi and Szabi were super active on the front of
> stabilizing and improving the tests, the build system and so, however
> according to my feelings the current status quo (waiting for a minor
> version change with bigger changes) holding them back from more fundamental
> improvements (I guess this is the reason why the Gradle/Maven new build
> sytem is still in progress, and the conversation around feature branches
> started). I think it would make a great impact for the whole community and
> the product itself, if we would be able to remove this burden from their
> shoulders, and thus they would be able to focus on bigger
> changes/challenges.
> Because of the reasons mentioned above, on the top of my existing duties,
> I'd like to help the community's life by owning the 1.4.7 release process,
> and starting the release with branching the trunk as of 2017-06-01 (next
> Friday) PST 8PM, and finishing the whole process latest by the end of June.
> Of course before starting even creating the related JIRA tasks, plans, the
> branching, etc. I'd like to collect the inputs from all of you if this fits
> your plan/requirements/etc.
> Looking forward hearing all of your thoughts, concerns, pros and cons.
> Best regards,
> Attila Szabo

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