Data Type improvement in MXNet Scala

2018-07-18 Thread Qing Lan
Hi all, I would like to propose a change on the MXNet Scala data_type: Depreciate the `provideData` and `provideLabel` functions to provide `DataDesc` type instead of `ListMap[String, Shape]` type. There were several issues regarding to this since v0.12 on Scala. Several users reported that

Re: Release plan - MXNET 1.3

2018-07-18 Thread kellen sunderland
Hey Roshani, Would you be able to add 'TensorRT Runtime Integration' to the list of upcoming features? We'll target getting the release in and polished by the 23rd. Design proposal is here: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MXNET/Runtime+Integration+with+TensorRT and the lead

Re: Data Type improvement in MXNet Scala

2018-07-18 Thread Naveen Swamy
Thanks for looking into this Qing :) this would alleviate the problems we have in getting RNNs to work in Scala. Can we call name the new APIs `provideDataDesc` and `provideLabelDesc` ? Thanks, Naveen On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 3:43 PM, Qing Lan wrote: > Hi all, > > I would like to propose a

Request for feedback: proposal for MXNet SDK Office hours

2018-07-18 Thread Davydenko, Denis
Hello, MXNet community, Following up on recent announcement of office hours introduction from MXNet Berlin team, we are trying to see if we can introduce some modifications to that to make process a bit more streamlined and easier to track. Also, we are trying to see how to scale that process

Re: Request for feedback: proposal for MXNet SDK Office hours

2018-07-18 Thread Mu Li
A minor suggestion: rename MXNet SDK to AWS MXNet SDK or Amazon MXNet SDK. On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 2:22 PM, Davydenko, Denis < dzianis.davydze...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, MXNet community, > > Following up on recent announcement of office hours introduction from > MXNet Berlin team, we are

Re: Release plan - MXNET 1.3

2018-07-18 Thread Roshani Nagmote
Hi Kellen, Sure. I will update the notes with the information. Thanks, Roshani On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 3:01 PM kellen sunderland < kellen.sunderl...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hey Roshani, > > Would you be able to add 'TensorRT Runtime Integration' to the list of > upcoming features? We'll target

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Indhu
Some mentors/contributors/committees feel that the amount of discussions in dev list is too less given the amount of commits that happen and more discussions need to happen in the dev list to grow the community. In response some committees feel discussions actually happen in GitHub PRs. If the

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Chris Olivier
-0.9 Do any other Apache projects do this? Seems really odd. Jira was posting to dev for maybe 3 days and people were complaining like crazy about the noise, and that was just a few tickets. Now we’re talking about possibly hundreds of emails per day. ALL PR comments, commit notificatios, issue

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Sheng Zha
From the linked discussion thread you can find comments that Flink does and Spark used to but not any more. I don’t intend to claim anything on this vote thread, though one thing is clear: without this change, github activity doesn’t count as happening per apache standard, because it didn’t

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Rahul Huilgol
I pulled up some more stats so we can make an informed decision. Here are some popular Apache projects and the number of emails to their dev@ list in the last 30 days Apache Flink: 540 mails ​Apache Spark: 249 mails Apache Hive: 481 mails Apache HBase: 300 mails Current dev list for MXNet: 348

RE: [VOTE] Release MXNet version 1.2.1.RC1

2018-07-18 Thread Yasser Zamani
Hi Sina, Do you encounter that issue during building MXNet from source (including tests) or on your own code/test? Three days ago I was successful to build master via VS2017 with Intel MKL+MKLDNN support. If you have an own test/code which fails, please pull request it into master. Regards.

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Barber, Christopher
You should explicitly tell potential contributors what you expect of them. Here is what you document: https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/blob/master/docs/community/contribute.md There is nothing there that tells contributors to discuss proposals on dev first. It sounds like that needs

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Tianqi Chen
While I do agree that the GitHub issue triaging should be improved, possibly by moving more user discussions to the discuss forum/user list. I already see there is a good effort on triaging the issues. I do think forwarding GitHub activities are a good first step to make people aware of what is

Release plan - MXNET 1.3

2018-07-18 Thread Roshani Nagmote
Hi All, I am starting the process to prepare for Apache MXNet (incubating) 1.3 Release. Please find project proposal draft for this release here: <*https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MXNET/Project+Proposals+for+next+MXNet+Release

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Rahul Huilgol
The point is not that valuable discussion does not happen on Github. The point is that mails about it will be dwarfed by the other activity on Github. On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM, Tianqi Chen wrote: > Being Apache is about being inclusive to the new contributors. Apache > encourages the

MXNet developer setup on Mac with VSCode for develop, test and debug

2018-07-18 Thread sandeep krishnamurthy
Hello Community, As a MXNet contributor, I had issues and took me some time on getting hands-on with MXNet codebase, being able to code, test, DEBUG python/CPP combination. I have documented the steps for MXNet development setup using VSCode on Mac. Document starts from installing all required

Re: MXNet developer setup on Mac with VSCode for develop, test and debug

2018-07-18 Thread Lin Yuan
Thanks for the well-written document! As a new MXNet developer, I have found it very helpful. Lin On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:50 AM sandeep krishnamurthy wrote: > Hello Community, > > > > As a MXNet contributor, I had issues and took me some time on getting > hands-on with MXNet codebase, being

Re: MXNet developer setup on Mac with VSCode for develop, test and debug

2018-07-18 Thread Markham, Aaron
This is tangential, but Lin, I noticed during the RC1 tests you said you tried it out on Windows and it worked for you. I'd like to get VS2017 or VS Code working, take Sandeep's setup content and possibly your Windows experience, and improve the MXNet Windows setup guide. I've tried it and

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Chris Olivier
-1. (changed from -0.9) seems more like a strategy (whether intentional or on accident) to *not* have design discussions on dev by flooding it with noise and then later claim it was discussed, even though you would have to sift through thousands of emails to find it. On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Barber, Christopher
Can't you simply tell contributors to discuss changes on dev before submitting a PR? Since the contribution guidelines don't tell developers to post to dev, why would you expect them to do that? Is there an easy way to just subscribe to PR notifications or will someone have to write a filter

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Chris Olivier
to know about github discussions, you’d need to scan all issues and prs constantly which isn’t a reasonable expectation. dev is where discussions are supposed to happen in a apache, PERIOD. Apache isn’t dmlc. I wish some people would stop trying to turn Apache conventions into dmlc conventions.

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Tianqi Chen
Being Apache is about being inclusive to the new contributors. Apache encourages the use of Github, and currently, the community is doing so. I don't think it is a good idea to use political terms to force proliferate our contributors --- we are all Apache contributors. Instead, we should make

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Sheng Zha
A discussion is a discussion, and in the case of MXNet I’d say a lot more high quality discussion has happened on GitHub than on dev@. Github issues have plenty of discussions before code change. The reason is simply because MXNet has longer history on Github than the existence of dev list, and

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Sheng Zha
Thanks, I hear the concerns and it's not my intention to push people off the list. On the other hand, I think github discussions are no more "artificial" than discussions on dev list, and the good and important discussions warrant the same amount of attention. With this vote, I intend to make

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Tianqi Chen
Discussions happened on Github are highly valuable, as a matter of fact, we have quite a lot of proliferating contributors who discuss things on GitHub when they contribute. We need to be inclusive to these contributors, to welcome and recognize these discussions. The filtering solutions seem to

MXNet virtual hangout 2018-August-1 8am and 5pm PDT

2018-07-18 Thread Steffen Rochel
I would like to invite for virtual hangout on 2018-August-1 8am and 5pm PDT. - Dial in instructions: - https://chime.aws/8536075882 Meeting ID: 8536 07 5882 United States Toll-Free: +1 855-552-4463 Meeting PIN: 8536 07 5882 One-click Mobile Dial-in (United

Re: Release plan - MXNET 1.3

2018-07-18 Thread sandeep krishnamurthy
Thanks Roshani. I know other 2 contributors (Anirudh and Ankit) working on stabilizing R package release, any release announcements in R for 1.3? Best, Sandeep On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 7:11 PM Roshani Nagmote wrote: > Hi Kellen, > > Sure. I will update the notes with the information. > >

Re: Release plan - MXNET 1.3

2018-07-18 Thread Steffen Rochel
To make it easier to find the discussions related to project proposals I added a column with a link to the thread on dev@ for most projects. Appreciate for the project owners to fill in the blanks and to check that I got the right threads. Regards, Steffen On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 7:11 PM Roshani

Re: Data Type improvement in MXNet Scala

2018-07-18 Thread sandeep krishnamurthy
Hi Qing, Thanks for picking this issue. How would multiple inputs/labels be handled? By name or by position? Background: Recently I faced issue in Python where name of the input symbol name was not used, but, position was used. Python2 reads list from 0 and Python3 reads list from last element.

Re: Request for feedback: proposal for MXNet SDK Office hours

2018-07-18 Thread Naveen Swamy
I think this should be called MXNet Office hours and in a subsection spell what is supported now(expectation)? Amazon contributors could lead part of the effort? and later have other interested contributors join this effort. On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM, Mu Li wrote: > A minor suggestion:

Re: MXNet developer setup on Mac with VSCode for develop, test and debug

2018-07-18 Thread Lin Yuan
Hi Aaron, This doc is for development on Mac. It is not intended for Windows users. Maybe we can start a different thread to discuss about MXNet build on Windows? I have tried it myself on a GPU instances built on Windows DLAMI 10.0. I would love to share with you my setup steps. Lin On Wed,

Re: MXNet developer setup on Mac with VSCode for develop, test and debug

2018-07-18 Thread Naveen Swamy
Thanks Sandeep for putting this together, it would make it easy for people who prefer to IDEs to get started with MXNet easily. On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 1:04 PM, Lin Yuan wrote: > Hi Aaron, > > This doc is for development on Mac. It is not intended for Windows users. > Maybe we can start a

Re: [VOTE] Release MXNet version 1.2.1.RC1

2018-07-18 Thread Afrooze, Sina
This was observed on pip package for MXNet's nightly and has already been fixed by Sheng in #11776. - Sina On 7/17/18, 11:41 PM, "Yasser Zamani" wrote: Hi Sina, Do you encounter that issue during building MXNet from source (including tests) or on your own code/test? Three days

Re: [VOTE] Subscribe dev@ to Github Activities

2018-07-18 Thread Barber, Christopher
Can't people already subscribe to github notifications? I think it is safe to assume that developers are already smart enough to figure out how to do that if they want. What problem are you really trying to solve here? On 7/18/18, 4:49 AM, "Chris Olivier" wrote: -1. (changed from -0.9)