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From Colin McCabe <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] [PROPOSAL] HTrace for Apache Incubator
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:24:37 GMT
Really awesome to see this getting off the ground!  Thanks, Roman!

Re: the name.  I don't feel super-strongly about this, but I prefer
the name "HTrace."  It's short and sweet, and very easy to Google for.
"Distress" is not going to be easy to Google for, and might tend to
turn up the wrong kinds of results.  I think this is pretty important
for a new project trying to get mindshare.

I think if anything, having Hadoop associated with the project should
help it to grow, since people know that it's being used by a real (and
really big) distributed systems project rather than just being an
experiment.  Of course, we should make it absolutely clear in the
documentation, project site, mailing list, etc. that there are no
dependencies on Hadoop jars and that any Java project (and maybe
later, non-Java projects) can use this.


On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 8:01 AM, Branko ─îibej <> wrote:
> On 03.11.2014 16:49, Stack wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 6:19 PM, Naresh Agarwal <>
>> wrote:
>>> Just curious if HTrace is aimed only for Hadoop infrastructure/Hadoop based
>>> applications or it can be used in any Java based systems?
>> HTrace's provenance is Hadoop but the only hadoop 'taint' in HTrace is the
>> leading 'H' in its name; it should be fit for any java distributed systems.
>> Lets make this more plain in the proposal.
> Would it hurt to remove the H from the project name, then?
> (I won't propose replacing it with "D", that would be really confusing.)
> -- Brane
> P.S.: Ooh ... "Distributed Tracing" -> Distress, which happens to be
> what an admin feels when her distributed app goes wonkers ...
> -- Brane
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