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The package is being proposed in Incubating maturity level, given it's long and successful use inside Apple. Please note the Maturity Justification inside the proposal for details.
Thank you for the input everyone. There wasn't much action in the review thread, but we've taken into account the feedback from the pitch as well: [Pitch] Swift Cassandra Client
The SSWG has voted to accept, this proposal as-is, including its Incubating status.
The rationale is as follows:
Concerns were mentioned about the lack of stable API (the project is 0.x) and entering the process at Incubating level
The SSWG Incubation process is fairly "mechanical". The set of rules required to meet a specific incubation level is laid out in the incubation process document, and only the Graduated level requires a stable API. In a sense, getting to graduation is what the Incubation process is here for after all.
Concerns were raised about only 1 (at least, to our knowledge) user of this library potentially not meeting the "must have 2+ production users" requirement.
While it is true that there is "one user" in the sense of it being "Apple", it is being used in multiple projects, and is definitely load bearing for a number of important services (though they cannot be named explicitly). Considering this wide production use, and dedicated maintenance team we consider the "2+ users" requirement to be met, since there are various groups inside Apple using the library, and not just one part/project.
The project offers both async and future based APIs, with a focus on the async versions, which follows our SSWG recommendations.
As related outcome of this review, we will be updating the guidance about when wrapping C/C++ libraries is considered okey, and when it is frowned upon. Today the wording in the SSWG guides can be read a bit too shunning towards C/C++ wrappers. However, for some types of libraries, e.g. "fat clients" (such that have a lot of complex logic in them), wrappers are a very viable option. We'll soon update wording in guides to handle this nuance better, while still recommending pure Swift implementations whenever possible.
Overall, congratulations and we're looking forward to seeing more adoption of this library!