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From Allen Wittenauer <awittena...@linkedin.com>
Subject Re: Towards Hadoop 1.0: Stronger API Compatibility from 0.21 onwards
Date Fri, 25 Sep 2009 20:55:22 GMT



On 9/25/09 1:18 PM, "Doug Cutting" <cutting@apache.org> wrote:
> The question is not whether wire compatibility is a good thing.  The
> question is whether API compatibility is useless without wire
> compatibility and, vice versa, whether wire compatibility is useless
> without API compatibility.  They're both valuable features and we should
> get both of them out as soon as feasible.
> 
> The question is if one slips whether we should we hold the other.  I
> don't think we should.  Hence we should not in advance tie a particular
> release name to both features.  That's all I'm saying.  I claim that the
> 1.0 moniker is most strongly tied to API compatibility.  If we can get
> wire and other sorts of valuable compatibility into that same release,
> then great.  If one comes out earlier or later they're both still
> valuable.  But neither needs to block the other.

Oh, I completely understand.  I'm just throwing in a non-developer's
opinion... because I'm sure I'm not the only one expecting/assuming that 1.0
== completely stable.  


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