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From Chris Mildebrandt <>
Subject Re: Creating new stacks and 1.4.x or 1.5?
Date Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:45:52 GMT
Thanks for the input Erin and Sumit, looks like I'll try the python route.


On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:51 PM, Sumit Mohanty <>wrote:

> In fact the python support makes it much much easier to to add custom
> services and custom scripts. So I will encourage you to try that and
> provide feedback.
> Python support is at par with puppet support and so its mature..
> On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:42 PM, Erin Boyd <> wrote:
>> It's my understanding that the idea is to move away from puppet to Python
>> in order to ease testing and deployment of singular components within the
>> stack.
>> I believe the release for 1.5.0 is going to be in April.
>> I also believe the changes for python (using the new services
>> architecture) has been back ported all the way to 1.3, therefore you shoudl
>> be able to deploy those stacks using 1.5.
>> Erin
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Chris Mildebrandt" <>
>> To:,
>> Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:21:12 PM
>> Subject: Creating new stacks and 1.4.x or 1.5?
>> Hey all,
>> We'd like to create a custom stack and scripts for managing components.
>> From my initial searching, I see support for both puppet and python right
>> now in the 1.5 branch, and 1.4.x is purely puppet. So, I have the
>> following
>> questions:
>> 1) Does this reflect a movement away from puppet in the future, like in
>> 1.6.x?
>> 2) How mature will the python support be once 1.5 is released?
>> 3) What is the expected release date of 1.5?
>> 4) Will I continue to be able to deploy HDP 1.3.x and 2.0.x using Ambari
>> 1.5?
>> Since we're just starting out, I'd like to make sure we're moving in a
>> direction that will be supported for quite some time. And personally I'd
>> rather use python rather than puppet. Can someone shed some light on the
>> direction so I can make an informed decision for my code?
>> Thanks,
>> -Chris
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