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Re: Housing longer-term Arrow development, design, and roadmap documents

Hi Wes,

I wonder if GitHub wiki pages would be an easier-to-approach alternative?



Le 24/06/2018 à 08:42, Wes McKinney a écrit :
> hi folks,
> Since the scope of Apache Arrow has grown significantly in the last
> 2.5 years to encompass many programming languages and new areas of
> functionality, I'd like to discuss how we could better accommodate
> longer-term asynchronous discussions and stay organized about the
> development roadmap.
> At any given time, there could be 10 or more initiatives ongoing, and
> the number of concurrent initiatives is likely to continue increasing
> over time as the community grows larger. Just off the top of my head
> here's some stuff that's ongoing / up in the air:
> * Remaining columnar format design questions (interval types, unions, etc.)
> * Arrow RPC client/server design (aka "Arrow Flight")
> * Packaging / deployment / release management
> * Rust language build out
> * Go language build out
> * Code generation / LLVM (Gandiva)
> * ML/AI framework integration (e.g. with TensorFlow, PyTorch)
> * Plasma roadmap
> * Record data types (thread I just opened)
> With ~500 open issues on JIRA, I have found that newcomers feel a bit
> overwhelmed when they're trying to find a part of the project to get
> involved with. Eventually one must sink one's teeth into the JIRA
> backlog, but I think it would be helpful to have some centralized
> project organization and roadmap documents to help navigate all of the
> efforts going on in the project.
> I don't think documents in the repository are a great solution for
> this, as they don't facilitate discussions very easily --
> documentation or Markdown documents (like the columnar format
> specification) are good to write there when some decisions have been
> made. Google Documents are great, but they are somewhat ephemeral.
> I would suggest using the ASF's Confluence wiki for these purposes.
> The Confluence UI is a bit clunky like other Atlassian products, but
> the wiki-style model (central landing page + links to subprojects) and
> collaboration features (comments and discussions on pages) would give
> us what we need. I suspect that it integrates with JIRA also, which
> would help with cross-references to particular concrete JIRA items
> related to subprojects. Here's an example of a Confluence landing page
> for another ASF project:
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/Impala
> What do others think?
> Thanks,
> Wes