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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: thrift versions in accumulo
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:14:42 GMT
I guess it's also worth being explicit: if you have the cycles to work 
on this, we can help give direction on trying to switch 1.8.0 to 0.9.2, Max.

"Necessary work" doesn't imply that it has to be a committer. Likely 
vetted by one of us in the end, but you can definitely help push this 
along if you have the time/cycles.

Christopher wrote:
> ACCUMULO-756 has been put on the back-burner for now (at least from
> me). I'd love to revisit it, but unfortunately, I've had other
> priorities.
> As for 0.9.2, I've had a lot of concerns over our continued use of
> Thrift. It has had serious regressions, and behavior changes in "bug
> fixes" that have not been expected. I'd be in favor of switching to
> 0.9.2 for Accumulo 1.8.0, if we can be reasonably assured it's not
> going to wreak havoc on us like 0.9.0->0.9.1 did. That means time and
> testing. I think we can go ahead and make a ticket for it (if it's not
> done already), and if somebody has time to do it for 1.8.0, great. If
> it turns out to be more trouble than it's worth, or if it causes
> unnecessary problems, we can postpone or roll back.
> For 1.7.x, we'll likely stay with 0.9.1, unless our experience working
> with 0.9.2 on 1.8.0 leads us to believe that it'd be a safe
> transition. It'd have to be *very* low risk, I imagine... but we'd
> probably need to discuss further once we have more information.
> --
> Christopher L Tubbs II
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Josh Elser<>  wrote:
>> We talked about updating 1.8.0 to 0.9.2. 1.7 would very likely not be
>> updated to 0.9.2 due to worry of stability from Thrift (this has been a real
>> problem in the past).
>> Thrift itself needs consistent libraries on both sides of the wire. An 0.9.1
>> client doesn't work with an 0.9.2 server. Thrift's compatibility gives us
>> the ability to run Accumulo 1.6 clients against Accumulo 1.7 servers
>> (hypothetically).
>> Hopefully, you could bump the version, recompile the Thrift code in 1.7 and
>> it would work if you want to experiment. YMMV
>> Max Thomas wrote:
>>> The latest major thrift release is 0.9.2; Accumulo 1.7 (and the current
>>> master branch on Github) depends on 0.9.1. 0.9.2 fixes a number of
>>> issues that are desirable to have, such as functions in Python for hash
>>> codes.
>>> An initial test with a Java project depending on thrift 0.9.2 and
>>> accumulo results in an exception when the Accumulo server starts,
>>> presumably due to conflicting classes.
>>> I have a few questions:
>>> 1) Are there creative Maven things to get Accumulo and thrift 0.9.2 to
>>> place nicely together without building Accumulo from scratch?
>>> 2) Is there a plan in place to upgrade the thrift dependency for 1.8.0
>>> or the 1.7.x line? (Perhaps short term; see below)
>>> 3) I see this issue on JIRA:
>>> Is work still active on this issue?

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