I verified this RC, based on my usual check-list:

 - Signatures and message digests are good.
 - The top level full LICENSE, NOTICE and README for both the source and binary artifacts are good
 - CHANGES.txt for common, hdfs, mapred and YARN are correctly located.
 - Able to build the tar.gzs out of the expanded source tar ball.

Testing: All testing on single node, unsecured, default mode. Built from the sources (not from the convenience binary artifacts)
  - Separate installation homes for *all* the sub-projects
  - Started HDFS daemons successfully
  - Successfully started YARN daemons - ResourceManager and NodeManager
  - Successfully started mapreduce history server.
  - Ran the distributed shell and the pi mapreduce example successfully

+1 for the latest RC.

+Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli
Hortonworks Inc.

On Oct 1, 2012, at 8:52 PM, Arun C Murthy wrote:


I've created another release candidate (RC2) for hadoop-2.0.2-alpha that I would like to release.  

The highlights of the release are several bug-fixes and stabilization of YARN/MapReduce; also includes significant enhancements to HDFS HA.

The RC is available at: http://people.apache.org/~acmurthy/hadoop-2.0.2-alpha-rc2/
The RC tag in svn is here: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/hadoop/common/tags/release-2.0.2-alpha-rc2/
The maven artifacts are available via repository.apache.org.

Please try the release and vote; the vote will run for the usual 7 days.


Arun C. Murthy
Hortonworks Inc.