Sudheesh,

I guess the following Jiras has been included in Improvement list by
mistake, they are not in 1.9 scope:
[DRILL-4309] - Make this option
store.hive.optimize_scan_with_native_readers=true default
[DRILL-4864] - Add ANSI format for date/time functions
[DRILL-4865] - Add ANSI format for date/time functions

I guess the confusion was that they had Fix Version indicated as 1.9, it
was intended version, in reality they are still in progress / under review.
I have updated their Fix version to Future to avoid the confusion. Could
you please exclude these three Jiras from Improvement list?

Kind regards
Arina


On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 8:35 PM, sebb <seb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> What is the project about? Why should I be interested in it?
> [rhetorical questions]
>
> The Announce emails are sent to people not on the developer or user lists.
> Most will have no idea what the project is about.
>
> So the e-mails should contain at least brief details of what the
> product does, and some info on why the new release might be of
> interest to them.
>
> Readers should not have to click the link to find out the basic information
> (although of course it is useful to have such links for further detail).
>
> Please can you add that information to future announce mails?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> On 29 November 2016 at 23:52, Sudheesh Katkam <sudhe...@apache.org> wrote:
> > On behalf of the Apache Drill community, I am happy to announce the
> release
> > of Apache Drill 1.9.0.
> >
> > For information about Apache Drill, and to get involved, visit the
> project
> > website:
> >
> > https://drill.apache.org/
> >
> > This release introduces new features and enhancements, including
> > asynchronous Parquet reader, Parquet filter pushdown, dynamic UDF support
> > and HTTPD format plugin. In all, 70 issues have been resolved.
> >
> > The binary and source artifacts are available here:
> >
> > https://drill.apache.org/download/
> >
> > Review the release notes for a complete list of fixes and enhancements:
> >
> > https://drill.apache.org/docs/apache-drill-1-9-0-release-notes/
> >
> > Thanks to everyone in the community who contributed to this release!
> >
> > - Sudheesh
>

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