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From Andrew Musselman <>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Mahout 14.1 RC4
Date Sat, 01 Feb 2020 15:32:46 GMT
Awesome thanks Andy, this is a monumental task and we will get there. I'll
take a look today; let me know if you need help with another RC.

On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 02:41 Andrew Palumbo <> wrote:

> Fixing some typos and mistyping:
> Hi All,
> Ive finished RC4 of Apache Mahout 0.14.  Unfortunately Right off the bat,
> I can see an issue, which will require a new RC (only SHA-1) checksums have
> been included.  Apache requires at least sha256.  So I will -1 it myself.
> I'd drop it and fix that now, but its late.
> Please bear with me as this is a completely new structure of the project,
> which required almost a complete rewrite of all poms, as well as my first
> time acting as release engineer.
> @PMC,  As I've already this RC is invalid,  I don't think that a vote is
> necessary, but if you all could take a look through this, and let me know
> if you see any issues, from trivial to major, it would be a great help in
> getting this release out the door finally.  I'm going to take a page out of
> Suneels book and ask for certain tasks that we need to get get RC5 down
> hopefully to just running tests.
>         resolver: [1]
>         artifacts: [2]
> @r <>awkintrevo, I know that you needed binaries,
> could you please try to resolve artifacts that you need and give them a
> spin, and  if you have time check to see if the binary distribution. tar.gz
> contains all the necessary?
> @pat <> could you please see if the 2.11 artifacts
> suit your specific needs (and work)?
> @akm could you please  give a once over (or twice, or thrice over if you
> have time) and see if there are any gaping, obvious issues, especially with
> the binary and source release artifacts, as well could you please let me
> know about the new structure (releasing 2.11 and 2.12 in the same repo),
> and if it seems to work?
> I'll have to concentrate my limited time, this week, on squashing these
> last couple of bugs.
> @all please let me know if the structure seems to work.
> If anyone has a quick script to verify the sigs it would  be useful but
> that's probably best saved for RC5.
> As well I've used the naming scheme used by SBT:
>                        ${module_name}_{scala.major.minor}-{mahout version}
> Please keep an eye out for any transpositions between ${scala.major.minor}
> and ${mahout version}.
> Both SBT and maven should have no issue resolving these artifacts (I
> tested maven only in an earlier RC).
> It is  late, and I've done no testing other than running tests before i
> cut this RC, nor have i looked closely at any of the artifacts, so anything
> that seems out of the ordinary, Please take note of
> There still are still issues with releasing that i have to fix, I.e  the
> maven-release-plugin is not functioning correctly (I believe, haven't fully
> tracked down the bug) these artifacts were .  its a new issue since RC3 and
> there have been very few changes since then, it may be as simple as some
> spacing in the pom (first few answers i found when searching.  The issue
> may be with the formatting of the XML itself.  I'll try to track this down
> as when I get back to it.  And as I mentioned, the release:perform goal
> failed, when run as:
>              $ mvn clean package install -DskipTests -Papache-release
> release:perform
> I will try to create a Jirass for these issues, (release failing and sha1)
> I'm not sure how much work I'll be able to do on this next week or over the
> weekend.  The release instructions have changed slightly and I will
> document these in the Jiras or on the PR with the new required
> ~/.m2/settings.xml.
> I will be on and offline for the next few days, so @akm, if you want to
> release before i get back to this, I'll finish documenting the release
> steps in either the Jira, or the PR that I sent to you yesterday [3].
> If we run these few smoke tests, and sanity checks (and as many more as
> anyone has time for), it will go a long way in raising the probability of
> RC5 being the final.
> Of course, as always, any testing and feedback is welcomed and greatly
> appreciated from anyone on the list.
> Thanks very much,
> Andy
> BTW:
> It seems that the RC was not assigned a test number for the the artifacts
> [4]. e.g:
> <dependency>
>      <groupId>org.apache.mahout</groupId>
>      <artifactId>mahout-core_2.11</artifactId>
>      <version>14.1</version>
> </dependency>
> This should not be an issue, as there is no other version 14.1 in maven
> central or other repos, nor are there a scala 2.11 or 2.12 versions of
> anything [4].  However if you've tried testing a 14.1 RC before, please
> remember to use the -U option when building, or clear out your ~/.m2
> ./repository.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> [5]

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