Hello Andy, this is very exciting. Once we have basic documentation, we should have a look at streamlining the release process in the ASF infrastructure so making releases is straight-forward. We have a small collection of scripts to do this for the main release and the JS release that we should be able to adapt to the Rust part of the project. I could simply make the respective JIRAs for that or we have a small chat first about the ASF release process.
> My next area of interest personally is the IPC mechanism and interop > testing with other languages, especially Java. This is a very important step for all our implementations. We have an integration test setup in https://github.com/apache/arrow/tree/master/integration where we test the compatibility of all Arrow implementations to each other to verify that they all have the same understanding of the data structures. Uwe On Mon, Apr 9, 2018, at 3:26 PM, Andy Grove wrote: > Over the weekend I added preliminary Parquet support to DataFusion (it only > supports int/float primitives and UTF8 so far). This was possible due to > the great work happening with the parquet-rs crate. > > Integrating this with the current Rust version of Arrow was simple and I > have now started running benchmarks (and we now have some benchmark code > checked into the Arrow project). > > Now that the basic functionality is stable enough to support this use case > I am going to focus on quality this week and start improving unit tests and > adding documentation. > > I think we might be at the point where it makes sense to start discussing a > first official release and maybe a roadmap for the Rust library? > > My next area of interest personally is the IPC mechanism and interop > testing with other languages, especially Java. > > Thanks, > > Andy.