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Re: Testing 4.0 Post-Freeze


I agree with Josh. I don’t see how changing the convention around trunk
will improve the process, seems like it’ll only introduce a handful of
rollback commits when people forget.

Other than that, it all makes sense to me.

I’ve been working on a workload centric stress tool on and off for a little
bit in an effort to create something that will help with wider adoption in
stress testing. It differs from the stress we ship by including fully
functional stress workloads as well as a validation process. The idea being
to be flexible enough to test both performance and correctness in LWT and
MVs as well as other arbitrary workloads.

https://github.com/thelastpickle/tlp-stress

Jon


On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 12:28 PM Josh McKenzie <jmckenzie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Why not just branch a 4.0-rel and bugfix there and merge up while still
> accepting new features or improvements on trunk?
>
> I don't think the potential extra engagement in testing will balance out
> the atrophy and discouraging contributions / community engagement we'd get
> by deferring all improvements and new features in an open-ended way.
>
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 1:33 PM sankalp kohli <kohlisankalp@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi cassandra-dev@,
> >
> > With the goal of making Cassandra's 4.0 the most stable major release to
> > date, we would like all committers of the project to consider joining us
> in
> > dedicating their time and attention to testing, running, and fixing
> issues
> > in 4.0 between the September freeze and the 4.0 beta release. This would
> > result in a freeze of new feature development on trunk or branches during
> > this period, instead focusing on writing, improving, and running tests or
> > fixing and reviewing bugs or performance regressions found in 4.0 or
> > earlier.
> >
> > How would this work?
> >
> > We propose that between the September freeze date and beta, a new branch
> > would not be created and trunk would only have bug fixes and performance
> > improvements committed to it. At the same time we do not want to
> discourage
> > community contributions. Not all contributors can be expected to be aware
> > of such a decision or may be new to the project. In cases where new
> > features are contributed during this time, the contributor can be
> informed
> > of the current status of the release process, be encouraged to contribute
> > to testing or bug fixing, and have their feature reviewed after the beta
> is
> > reached.
> >
> >
> > What happens when beta is reached?
> >
> > Ideally, contributors who have made significant contributions to the
> > release will stick around to continue testing between beta and final
> > release. Any additional folks who continue this focus would also be
> greatly
> > appreciated.
> >
> > What about before the freeze?
> >
> > Testing new features is of course important. This isn't meant to
> discourage
> > development – only to enable us to focus on testing and hardening 4.0 to
> > deliver Cassandra's most stable major release. We would like to see
> > adoption of 4.0 happen much more quickly than its predecessor.
> >
> > Thanks for considering this proposal,
> > Sankalp Kohli
>
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