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From Arun C Murthy <...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: Plans of moving towards JDK7 in trunk
Date Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:02:43 GMT

On Jun 20, 2014, at 9:51 PM, Steve Loughran <stevel@hortonworks.com> wrote:

> On 20 June 2014 21:35, Steve Loughran <stevel@hortonworks.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> This actually argues in favour of
>> 
>> -renaming branch-2 branch-3 after a release
>> -making trunk hadoop-4
>> 
>> -getting hadoop 3 released off the new branch-3 out in 2014, effectively
>> being an iteration of branch-2 with updated java , moves of (off?) guava,
>> off jetty, lib changes, but no other significant "big bang" features
>> 
>> 
>> Hadoop 4.x then becomes the 2015 release, which can add more stuff. In
>> particular, anything that goes into Hadoop 4 for which there's no intent to
>> support in hadoop 2 & 3, can use the java 8 language features sooner rather
>> than later.
>> 
>> 
>> 
> I should add that I'm willing to be the person who gets the Java-7 based
> Hadoop  3.x out the door later this year

+1 that makes sense to me. Thanks for volunteering Steve - I'm glad to share the pain… ;-)

Arun
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