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From Harsh J <ha...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Shifting to Java 7 . Is it good choice?
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:37:47 GMT
Here's the Apache Bigtop JIRA thats leading the Java 7 effort for all
components in the Hadoop eco-system:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BIGTOP-458. This may interest
you.

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 3:05 AM, Pavan Kulkarni <pavan.baburao@gmail.com> wrote:
> That was really helpful.
> @Robert: No I am just working on a research project, I am not checking the
> code into Hadoop.
> Thanks Radim and Robert.
>
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Robert Evans <evans@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
>
>> Oracle is dropping java 6 support by the end of the year.  So there is
>> likely to be a big shift to java 7 before then.  Currently Hadoop
>> officially supports java 6 so unless there is an official change of
>> position you cannot use Java 7 specific APIs if you want to check your
>> code into Hadoop. Hadoop currently should work on 7, like Radim said, and
>> if you are building something on top of Hadoop it is fine, but if we are
>> dropping support for java 6 that will require some discussion on the
>> mailing lists.
>>
>> --Bobby Evans
>>
>> On 7/17/12 2:35 PM, "Radim Kolar" <hsn@filez.com> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >>    I have to tweak a few classes and for this I needed few packages
>> >>which
>> >> are
>> >> only present in Java 7 like "java.nio.file" , So I was wondering If I
>> >>can
>> >> shift my
>> >> development environment of Hadoop to Java 7? Would this break anything ?
>> >openjdk 7 works, but nio async file access is slower then traditional.
>>
>>
>
>
> --
>
> --With Regards
> Pavan Kulkarni



-- 
Harsh J

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