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From "Allen Wittenauer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-9047) deprecate libwebhdfs in branch-2; remove from trunk
Date Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:43:45 GMT

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Allen Wittenauer commented on HDFS-9047:
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Given that it has never been documented or packaged, is there any reason to keep it in branch-2?

> deprecate libwebhdfs in branch-2; remove from trunk
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-9047
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-9047
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: webhdfs
>            Reporter: Allen Wittenauer
>
> This library is basically a mess:
> * It's not part of the mvn package
> * It's missing functionality and barely maintained
> * It's not in the precommit runs so doesn't get exercised regularly
> * It's not part of the unit tests (at least, that I can see)
> * It isn't documented in any official documentation
> But most importantly:  
> * It fails at it's primary mission of being pure C (HDFS-3917 is STILL open)
> Let's cut our losses and just remove it.



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