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From "Franklin, Matthew B." <>
Subject Re: [VOTE][PROPOSAL] Hadoop Development Tools
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:08:25 GMT
+1 (binding)

On 11/6/12 10:57 AM, "Adam Berry" <> wrote:

>This proposal has been open for discussion for a a few weeks, so now
>submitting for a vote for this project to be accepted into the incubator.
>Adam Berry
>= HDT (Hadoop Development Tools) =
>== Abstract ==
>Tools to support developing applications that use Apache Hadoop from
>within Eclipse.
>== Proposal ==
>Hadoop Development Tools are a set of extensions to Eclipse providing
>support for creating, launching and debugging distributed applications,
>as well as interacting with HDFS filesystems. This work will build on the
>existing Map Reduce Tools present in the Apache Hadoop project.
>== Background ==
>Map Reduce Tools have existed as part of contrib for Apache Hadoop.
>Unfortunately they are source tied to a single version of Hadoop, and
>development has stalled, with little movement past the Hadoop 0.20 line.
>== Rationale ==
>Support for newer versions of Hadoop from within Eclipse is regularly
>raised on the Hadoop mailing lists, so there is a clear need to drive
>these tools forward. Development tools generally are worked on separate
>from the target tools/platform, separating the tools out will allow for
>supporting multiple versions, so a developer could work with a
>heterogeneous environment.
>== Initial Goals ==
> * Give the tools project a home of its own.
> * Port current MapReduce tools feature set to all current release lines
>of Hadoop in a single Eclipse install.
> * Documentation and tutorials for all features.
> * Publish Eclipse update site, and join Eclipse marketplace listing.
> * Establish release cycle that combines support for Hadoop and Eclipse
>release cycles.
> * Look to build support for YARN, MRUnit and possibly other
>Hadoop-related projects.
>== Current Status ==
>The source for the current MapReduceTools lives in the contrib section of
>the Hadoop source. In its current implementation it is tied to the
>version of Hadoop against which it is compiled. The layout and API that
>it was developed with means that it can only be used with the 0.20 or 1.0
>Hadoop releases, the new layout and YARN api introduced with the 0.23 and
>2.0 lines are not supported.
>=== Meritocracy ===
>Several people and companies have already expressed an interest in
>contributing to this project, and we hope to attract additional interest
>during the proposal discussion. We plan to invest and support a
>meritocracy that attracts, invites, and supports newcomers to build a
>vibrant and  diverse community.
>=== Community ===
>The target community is developers who are working developing Map/Reduce
>applications against Hadoop. Given the success of Hadoop the target group
>is likely to be quite large. Separation from the Hadoop community would
>make it easier to support multiple versions of hadoop, as well as merging
>the release cycles of Hadoop and Eclipse to provide predictable iteration
>and improvement in the toolset.
>=== Core Developers ===
>The initial list of developers includes people experienced with Hadoop
>and developing against the Eclipse platform.
> * Adam Berry (amberry at yahoo-inc dot com)
> * Jeffrey Zemerick (jeffrrey at mtnfog dot com)
> * Evert Lammerts (Evert dot Lammerts at sara dot nl)
> * Simone Gianni (simoneg at apache dot org)
>=== Alignment ===
>Hadoop Development Tools aligns with both Hadoop and Eclipse. Hadoop as
>the platform for the development target, and Eclipse as the IDE platform
>used as the base for the tools.
>== Known Risks ==
>=== Orphaned Products ===
>=== Inexperience with Open Source ===
>The committers have experience with Apache and Eclipse open source
>=== Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>Hadoop Development Tools will be developed with a mix of salaried and
>volunteer time.
>=== Relationships with Other Apache Projects ===
>Hadoop Development Tools is closely related to Apache Hadoop.
>=== An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
>Given the success of Hadoop and associated projects, Apache is the
>natural place for the Hadoop Development Tools. Chris Mattman suggested
>the Apache Incubator as appropriate on the Hadoop general mailing list
>following the success that MRUnit had taking the path from Hadoop contrib
>to an Apache top level project.
>== Documentation ==
>Documentation for the current tools can be found at
>== Initial Source ==
>==  Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
>The source, and any suggested initial patches, are already hosted either
>in ApacheĀ¹s Subversion or JIRA.
>==  External Dependencies ==
>Eclipse Platform
>Eclipse Java Development Tools
>==  Cryptography ==
>Hadoop Development Tools likely does not fall into this area.
>==  Required Resources ==
>=== Mailing lists ===
> * hdt-dev
> * hdt-commits
> * hdt-user
>=== Git Repository ===
> * git://
>=== Issue Tracking ===
> * JIRA Hadoop Development Tools (HDT)
>=== Other Resources ===
> * Jenkins/Hudson for builds and test running.
>== Initial Committers ==
> * Adam Berry (amberry at yahoo-inc dot com)
> * Jeffrey Zemerick (jeffrrey at mtnfog dot com)
> * Evert Lammerts (Evert dot Lammerts at sara dot nl)
> * Simone Gianni (simoneg at apache dot org)
>== Affiliations ==
> * Adam Berry - Yahoo!
> * Jeffrey Zemerick - Mountain Fog
> * Evert Lammerts - SARA
> * Simone Gianni - n/a
>== Sponsors ==
>=== Champion ===
> * Roman Shaposhnik
>=== Nominated Mentors ===
> * Chris Douglas
> * Chris Mattman
> * Roman Shaposhnik
>=== Sponsoring Entity ===
>Incubator PMC
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