[openstack-dev] Scheduler proposal

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Mon Oct 12 17:10:16 UTC 2015

On 10/12/2015 12:43 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> Excerpts from Thomas Goirand's message of 2015-10-12 05:57:26 -0700:
>> On 10/11/2015 02:53 AM, Davanum Srinivas wrote:
>>> Thomas,
>>> i am curious as well. AFAIK, cassandra works well with OpenJDK. Can you
>>> please elaborate what you concerns are for #1?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Dims
>> s/works well/works/
>> Upstream doesn't test against OpenJDK, and they close bugs without
>> fixing them when it only affects OpenJDK and it isn't grave. I know this
>> from one of the upstream from Cassandra, who is also a Debian developer.
>> Because of this state of things, he gave up on packaging Cassandra in
>> Debian (and for other reasons too, like not having enough time to work
>> on the packaging).
>> I trust what this Debian developer told me. If I remember correctly,
>> it's Eric Evans <eevans at debian.org> (ie, the author of the ITP at
>> https://bugs.debian.org/585905) that I'm talking about.
> Indeed, I once took a crack at packaging it for Debian/Ubuntu too.
> There's a reason 'apt-cache search cassandra' returns 0 results on Debian
> and Ubuntu.

There is a different reason too - which is that (at least at one point 
in the past) upstream expressed frustration with the idea of distro 
packages of Cassandra because it led to people coming to them with 
complaints about the software which had been fixed in newer versions but 
which, because of distro support policies, were not present in the 
user's software version. (I can sympathize)

I think they've been an excellent case study in how there is an 
impedance mismatch sometimes between the value that distros provide and 
the needs of particular communities. That's not a negative thought 
towards either of them - just purely that it's not purely limited to them.

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