Thanks for bringing this up Wes. My hope was to get out an 0.4.0 release
that just includes the IPC writer and usability improvements relatively
soon, and push the refactor out to 0.5.0. Paul's refactor is very exciting
and will definitely be good for the project, but I don't think either of us
has the time to get it into a release in the short-term. Most of the
outstanding tasks in 0.4.0  either have PRs up  or are relatively
minor housekeeping tasks. I'd be fine with merging the currently open PRs
and wrapping up the housekeeping tasks so we can cut a release, but I
definitely want to be mindful of Paul's input, since there are almost
certainly conflicts with the refactor.
On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 6:30 AM Wes McKinney <wesmckinn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> hi folks,
> Paul was working on some refactoring of internals
> (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ARROW-2828), and that might be
> the major item on route to the 0.4.0 release, but we might consider
> making a new release in the meantime. What does everyone think?