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From Mike Drob <md...@apache.org>
Subject Re: On the future of our commons-vfs2 dynamic classloading implementation
Date Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:37:25 GMT
Have we asked them about making a release?

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 10:35 AM, Josh Elser <josh.elser@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was trying to test out Dylan's patch this weekend and was met with a
> repeated failure of another VFS unit test due to the same race condition
> we've been fighting against for years.
>
> A cursory glance to vfs' website show still shows that they haven't made
> the 2.1 release which supposedly fixes this issue. In other words, they
> have no made a release since 2011.
>
> I'm now under the assumption that we cannot rely on them to make a
> release. As such, if the community wishes to continue to support this
> feature, something needs to happen before 1.8.0 -- fork vfs, use/build some
> other library for this functionality, or remove the dynamic-classloader
> functionality from Accumulo completely.
>
> I've tried to be very patient waiting for this to happen, but I'm rather
> frustrated having wasted significant time over the past years (not even
> exaggerating which is even crazier) working around known broken code that
> is unusable by users.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> - Josh
>

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