[Monetdb-developers] MonetDB release meeting

Sjoerd Mullender Sjoerd.Mullender at cwi.nl
Tue Jun 6 22:37:16 CEST 2006


On 06/06/2006 07:17 PM, Peter Boncz wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Was busy with CIKM deadline on monday, and today in Twente at TDM.. so now
> my input.
> 
> For the XQuery release, the following input:
> 
> - finish commit and recovery
>   MUST 3 weeks peter,sjoerd (help from Niels?)
> - fixing of the indexing strategy under updates
>   MUST 1 week stefan (sjoerd?)
> - adapting scj for candidate lists to be resistent against holes
>   SHOULD 1 day stefan
> - finishing the multi-document support (shredding, api, parent/anc steps)
>   MUST 1 week peter (sjoerd?)
> - stabilizing SOAP
>   MUST 3 weeks jennie (can be done in testing phase)
> - porting standoff to updates
>   MUST 1 week? wouter
> - making standoff a runtime setting purely
>   SHOULD ? wouter
> - implementing flexible standoff 'declare option'
>   SHOULD ? wouter
> - support for w3c update syntax
>   DONE

There is a slight misconception here: the update syntax implementation
is not yet done.  The syntax is recognized, but not all queries that I
have tried can yet be compiled.  Furthermore, the MIL code that is
behind it all isn't complete yet either.

> - performance testing under read-only scenarios (at least XMark)
>   MUST 1 week, sjoerd,peter,stefan
> - formulating some benchmark update queries, testing those, fixing most
> pressing issues
>   MUST 3 weeks, sjoerd,peter,stefan
> 
> plus documentation..
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Kersten [mailto:Martin.Kersten at cwi.nl]
> Sent: 05 June 2006 14:23
> To: Martin Kersten
> Cc: Niels Nes; Peter Boncz; Stefan Manegold; Sjoerd Mullender; Fabian
> Groffen; Marcin Zukowski; Ying Zhang; Milena Ivanova; sandor at cwi.nl;
> Stratos Idreos; Romulo Antonio Goncalves; Monica Manzano Hidalgo;
> monetdb-developers at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: MonetDB release meeting
> 
> 
> Alpha release of the MonetDB V5 05-05-2006
> - Responsible: Martin/Niels
> - Delay: mostly due to agenda constraints
> - Status:
> -- M5 tree has been cleaned out to enable selective
> dissemination of a workable system.
> -- M5/SQL quality >= M4/SQL
> -- Testweb is 99% clean
> - New Date: any day now
> 
> - Roadblocks:
> --the envisioned meta-bootstrap is not available, which
> requires users to be aware on how to compile/install SQL and M4 kernel
> [Stefan? weeks into the future]
> -- the distribution should be tested on Windows as well.
> [Sjoerd? days into the future?]
> 
> -Features foreseen in 2006:
> -- SQL documentation completion
> -- Replication Services
> -- Distributed Query Execution
> -- Merge with (revamped) MonetDB web
> -- Datacell demo application
> 
> As soon as the first XQuery examples run, the full-release
> date will be set, marking the transition to the 5-line and
> consequential roll-forward of other bits & pieces.
> 
> regards, Martin
> Martin Kersten wrote:
>> LS,
>>
>> To speedup a discussion on Wednesday and to give everyone (offline) an
>> opportunity to contribute, I would greatly appreciate an a priori email
>> discussion to identify scope of delay, tasks pending, and possible
>> actions to be undertaken.
>>
>> This way, the meeting can concentrate on decision making, rather then
>> status assessment.
>>
>>  From our website:
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Items planned for release V4.12  25-06-2006
>> This release is geared at consolidation of the XQuery functionality.
>>
>>     * XQuery: XUpdate and API's
>>     * XQuery: support for large numbers of small documents
>>     * XQuery: standoff, extension to the XPath axis
>>     * Kernel: caching small garbaged BATs for speed
>>     * APIs: Xrpc (remote procedure using soap)
>>     * SQL: support for triggers
>>     * SQL: full support for global and local temporary tables
>>     * Kernel: support for fragmented memory mapped BATs
>>     * Mapi: an other round of performance improvements
>>     * 64 bit Windows installer.
>>     * Kernel: cleanup (removal of uchr, new types byte and word).
>>
>> Items planned for later and upon need
>>
>>     * SQL: support for the XMLtype
>>     * SQL: Stored procedures.
>>     * A basic GIS module.
>>     * Improve bulk-loading stream-based processing
>>     * DatabasePool, to manage multiple Mserver instances
>>     * Re-organize and redo performance benchmarks
>>     * Migration tools from Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL
>>
>>
>> Alpha release of the MonetDB V5 05-05-2006
>>
>> This is an alpha release for the new strand and provides a fully
>> functional MonetDB/SQL/JDBC setup. Until the official release date, the
>> code is available to our partners on a need to know basis. A peek
>> preview into the new architecture and its impact on you application
>> setting can obtained from the (highly volatile) MonetDB Version 5
>> Reference Manual.
>> ----------------------------- End 'Quote' ----------------------------
>>
>> Please could each of you responsible for the item summarize its
>> state, roadblocks, and time needed to prepare for a freeze/release.
>>
>> Also indicate features that should start finding its place on the
>> list for the next release(s).
>>
>> Note, we should adhire to the modus in open-source software land
>> to release repeatedly. Not when everything is carved in concrete.
>> In this respect I welcome 'keyword-focussed' improvements since
>> the previous release that are worthwhile for others (e.g. SQL
>> catalog management has been revamped into a full delta-processing
>> scheme. This made triggers possible.)
>>
>> I wouldn't be surprised if the First-price may not be in immediate
>> reach, but that sufficient meat is on the table to get a release out.
>>
>> regards, Martin
>>
>> Niels Nes wrote:
>>> MonetDB developers
>>>
>>> On wednessday morning (june 7) from 10:00 till 12:00 we will have
>>> another MonetDB meeting.
>>>
>>> Reason we missed our target freeze date and therefor will miss the
>>> release date of end of june. So we should reset those dates, assess
>>> the tasks at hand and possibly resuffle some of the work.
>>>
>>> Niels
>>>
> 
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Sjoerd Mullender


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