As seen on the mailinglist and from own experience the
CASSANDRA-44 changes make it slightly confusing for a first time user to get his first Cassandra instance up and running. We should reduce the risk of turning away potential users.
- Improve our messaging (README, error msg, NEWS etc).
- Make it much easier to load/create a schema after a first startup. Starting jconsole and digging around for some obscure loading method is confusing and time consuming, we should provide a simple tool to do so.