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From Sumit Mohanty <>
Subject Re: Creating new stacks and 1.4.x or 1.5?
Date Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:51:20 GMT
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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