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From Stephan Ewen <se...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [POLL] Dropping savepoint format compatibility for 1.1.x in the Flink 1.4.0 release
Date Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:03:33 GMT
Seems like no one raised a concern so far about dropping the savepoint
format compatibility for 1.1 in 1.4.

Leaving this thread open for some more days, but from the sentiment, it
seems like we should go ahead?

On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 4:43 PM, Stephan Ewen <sewen@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi users!
>
> Flink currently maintains backwards compatibility for savepoint formats,
> which means that savepoints taken with Flink version 1.1.x and 1.2.x can be
> resumed in Flink 1.3.x
>
> We are discussing how many versions back to support. The proposition is
> the following:
>
> *   Suggestion: Flink 1.4.0 will be able to resume savepoints taken with
> version 1.3.x and 1.2.x, but not savepoints from version 1.1.x and 1.0.x*
>
>
> The reason for that is that there is a lot of code mapping between the
> completely different legacy format (1.1.x, not re-scalable) and the
> key-group-oriented format (1.2.x onwards, re-scalable). It would greatly
> help the development of state and checkpointing features to drop that old
> code.
>
> Please let us know if you have concerns about that.
>
> Best,
> Stephan
>
>

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