I feel like the htrace core library doesn't really need active development, but I worry that retiring htrace will encourage other projects to drop it as a dependency. If it had a home as a subproject, perhaps people would continue to use it even if releases were infrequent. IMO that would be preferable to retirement. I'd be on board if a TLP wanted to adopt htrace as a subproject, but I also expect I will continue to only have time for votes and not development.
On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Christopher <ctubb...@apache.org> wrote: > On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 4:52 PM Todd Lipcon <t...@cloudera.com> wrote: > > > On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 1:38 PM, Mike Drob <md...@apache.org> wrote: > > > > > +1 to retire. > > > > > > This is painful because I've spent a lot of time on this personally, > and > > I > > > do think there is value, but not if nobody picks it up. > > > > > > > > > Christopher, > > > > > > HTrace did not originate from Accumulo's cloudtrace effort. It spun out > > of > > > HDFS's efforts. > > > > > > They were two separate things, where eventually cloudtrace was replaced > > by > > > HTrace. Look at https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-898 > > > > > > Actually going back further than that, it did actually come from > > cloudtrace. It was an intern that I and a few others worked with at > > Cloudera many summers back who did the porting out of cloudtrace to make > it > > a more generic thing in a separate community. > > > > -Todd > > > > In retrospect, it is a shame more Accumulo folks didn't help out making it > a more generic thing once it moved to Incubator. It's probably too late > now, but I wouldn't mind helping out with maintaining HTrace and pushing it > towards graduation, if there's still others willing to stay involved (ASF > requires 3 minimum). I've already been helping downstream, packaging HTrace > for Fedora, and would like to see it continue. Does anybody know what will > happen to HTrace if/when this vote passes? I'm not sure, but I don't think > there's a lot of interest in rebooting cloudtrace in Accumulo, but maybe it > will revert to its former GitHub presence? Is there a current plan? >