[Gluster-Maintainers] 3.8 Plan changes - proposal

Pranith Kumar Karampuri pkarampu at redhat.com
Thu Jan 7 06:53:37 UTC 2016

On 01/07/2016 08:14 AM, Vijay Bellur wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am considering the following changes for 3.8:
> 1. Include 4.0 features such as NSR, dht2, glusterd2.0 & eventing as 
> experimental features in 3.8. 4.0 features are shaping up reasonably 
> well and it would be nice to have them packaged in 3.8 so that we can 
> get more meaningful feedback early on. As 4.0 features mature, we can 
> push them out through subsequent 3.8.x releases to derive iterative 
> feedback.
> 2. Ensure that most of our components have tests in distaf by 3.8. I 
> would like us to have more deterministic pre-release testing for 3.8 
> and having tests in distaf should help us in accomplishing that goal.
> 3. Add "forward compatibility" section to all feature pages proposed 
> for 3.8 so that we carefully review the impact of a feature on all 
> upcoming Gluster.next features.
We should have a cli about this. For the volumes that are there we can 
give exact information. I have more thoughts about this. But I digress. 
For now documentation is good enough.

> 4. Have Niels de Vos as the maintainer for 3.8 with immediate effect. 
> This is a change from the past where we have had release maintainers 
> after a .0 release is in place. I think Niels' diligence as a release 
> manager will help us in having a more polished .0 release.
> 5. Move out 3.8 by 2-3 months (end of May or early June 2016) to 
> accomplish these changes.
This also make it possible for some of the things we pushed out of the 
release possible so yay!!

> Would like to know your thoughts and opinions about this proposal 
> before we reach out to the broader community about the changes.
> Thanks,
> Vijay
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