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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Kafka 0.7.1-incubating (Candidate 2)
Date Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:53:33 GMT
Things that I've noted:

I don't see a checksum for your release in
-- your release manager will need to generate a checksum for the release.

It would be nice if your archive extracted into an apache-kafka-0.7.1-incubating directory
(or similar name rather than .), but that's minor. 

I see the following binary files in your source distribution:


If I understand correctly, this does not meet a definition of an open source release (which
is what an apache release is…). It looks like this is how your last release was packaged,
also… I don't know if this is a blocking issue (for an incubator release), but I think you
need to work on resolving this (i.e. remove binaries from your source)…

IIUC, your LICENSE/NOTICE files are documenting your "source" (including the above jars).
Do you document the LICENSE/NOTICE of your binaries? I built kafka and see that a number jars
are pulled in… I have no idea what the LICENSING for these artifacts is… and whether or
not they conform to ASF standards (I did not review them all). Your project needs to document

FYI, I couldn't figure out from the documentation how to start a server after I built kafka.


On Jun 18, 2012, at 1:14 PM, Jun Rao wrote:

> Any other voters?
> Thanks,
> Jun
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Joe Stein <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> This is the second candidate for the second incubator release for Apache
>> Kafka, version 0.7.1-incubating.
>> This release fixes the following issues
>> RC2 fixes the issue identified in RC1 =>
>> change copyright in NOTICE
>> to 2012
>> *** Please download, test and vote by Monday June, 18th, 12pm PDT
>> Release artifacts:
>> The tag to be voted upon (off the 0.7.1 branch):
>> Kafka's KEYS file containing PGP keys we use to sign the release:
>> /*
>> Joe Stein
>> Twitter: @allthingshadoop <>
>> */

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