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Re: more about Zookeeper

On Sun, 12 Jun 2011, Ted Dunning wrote:
> > Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> writes:
> >> There has been a bit of talk about Apache Zookeeper recently by Thomas
> >> Koch.  He has a bad opinion of Zookeeper and things it is "not good
> >> enough for Debian".
> >
> > Could you please provide a reference?
> How about this: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/06/msg00316.html

Ah, now I understand the whole deal better.

I won't judge zookeeper, but it is pretty clear it is about to be
orphaned, and that it needs a new team maintaining the Debian package if
it is to remain in Debian.

It *is* too complex a package, it is not the kind of thing to foster on
Debian QA.  It will have to be dropped if a new maintainer doesn't step up

As usual, it will be up to its new maintainer team to decide whether
zookeeper is indeed going to be security-maintainable across a Debian
stable release (which means 3 years of backporting security fixes).  And
to convice the release manager of it (which is usually not a problem at
all, unless the package has a very bad track record, etc).  Upstream *CAN*
help arrange for this to be much easier on their downstream Debian
maintainers, e.g. through a long-term-support release at the appropriate
time (i.e.  before Debian freezes Squeeze).

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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