Hi Radim, Thanks for your feedback. Just to dispel the thought that this VOTE will remove the Nutch-with-Gora version of SVN, it won't remove it (not that it could ever fully remove it anyways since SVN is a version control system it Nutch-with-Gora will always be around in some form or fashion.
Simply, we are VOTE'ing on a proposal that will move the current Nutch trunk at http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/nutch/trunk to http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/nutch/branches/nutchgora and then will merge the current 1.4-development branch at http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/nutch/branches/branch-1.4 into trunk. If folks want to leverage Nutch with Gora, and/or contribute to it there, I will consider those folks candidates for committers as I would anyone that's contributing to trunk and I would hope the rest of the Nutch dev community would also. Then, if you have the time and resources, and others do too, you can selectively move in the relevant parts of the system into trunk (and help maintain them where it makes sense) as you and the rest of the community (dev and users) see fit. Commit early, commit often. Discussions with the rest of the community. Starting small, growing big. All parts of developing in the Apache way. However, the current set of active Nutch committers have found that using their expertise to maintain the 1.x series of Nutch release (pre-Gora) to be a more productive use of their time since none of those active Nutch committers are Gora experts (including myself). We are trying to learn though, at least I know I am. So, given that, we are proposing to make the Nutch active branch of development (called "trunk" in SVN terms) the branch that all of us know how to maintain, and that furthermore, we are getting the most questions and activity from the user community regarding. Hope that helps to clarify. Cheers, Chris On Sep 18, 2011, at 4:08 PM, Radim Kolar wrote: > -1 > > I don't want to mark release 2.0 as unmaintained. Cassandra backend > works really well for us and fixed performance problems with hadoop > database. Instead of moving it out trunk, recruit more ppl should come > and fix open problems. don't give up. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Chris Mattmann, Ph.D. Senior Computer Scientist NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246 Email: chris.a.mattm...@nasa.gov WWW: http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++