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From Robert Evans <ev...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: Heads Up - hadoop-2.0.3 release
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:22:42 GMT
I am OK with removing the alpha assuming that we think that the APIs are
stable enough that we are willing to truly start maintaining backwards
compatibility on them within 2.X. From what I have seen I think that they
are fairly stable and I think there is enough adoption by other projects
right now that breaking backwards compatibility would be problematic.

--Bobby Evans

On 11/16/12 11:34 PM, "Stack" <stack@duboce.net> wrote:

>On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Aaron T. Myers <atm@cloudera.com> wrote:
>> Hi Arun,
>> Given that the 2.0.3 release is intended to reflect the growing
>> of YARN, and the QJM work will be included in 2.0.3 which provides a
>> complete HDFS HA solution, I think it's time we consider removing the
>> "-alpha" label from the release version. My preference would be to
>> the label entirely, but we could also perhaps call it "-beta" or
>> Thoughts?
>I think it fine after two minor releases undoing the '-alpha' suffix.
>If folks insist we next go to '-beta', I'd hope we'd travel all
>remaining 22 letters of the greek alphabet before we 2.0.x.

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