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From sanjay Radia <san...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: Plans of moving towards JDK7 in trunk
Date Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:53:53 GMT

On Jun 21, 2014, at 8:01 AM, Andrew Wang <andrew.wang@cloudera.com> wrote:

> This is why I'd like to keep my original proposal on the table: keep going
> with branch-2 in the near term, while working towards a JDK8-based Hadoop 3
> by April next year. It doesn't need to be a big bang release either. I'd be
> delighted if we could rolling upgrade from one to the other. I just didn't
> want to rule out the inclusion of some very compelling feature outright.
> Trust me though, I'd be the first person to ask about compatibility if such
> a feature does come up.

Given your above statement  on compatibility (such as rolling upgrades),  it should be fine
for the JDK8-based-Hadoop-release to not be 3.0 and instead merely be 2.x? Or do you have
any incompatible changes to Hadoop protocol or APIs in mind during the same time period?

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