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From "Colin Patrick McCabe (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-9047) deprecate libwebhdfs in branch-2; remove from trunk
Date Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:26:05 GMT

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Colin Patrick McCabe commented on HDFS-9047:
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bq. Hi Colin Patrick McCabe, as HDFS-9170 has been committed, libhdfs should only depend on
the client jar. Do you think now libhdfs can satisfy the above use case, so that it is possible
to remove libwebhdfs?

libhdfs still depends on Hadoop jar files and Java VM, which libwebhdfs does not.  These are
funamentally different use-cases.

> 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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