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From "Haohui Mai (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HDFS-9047) Retire libwebhdfs
Date Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:45:40 GMT

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Haohui Mai updated HDFS-9047:
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    Target Version/s:   (was: 3.0.0)

> Retire libwebhdfs
> -----------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-9047
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-9047
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: webhdfs
>            Reporter: Allen Wittenauer
>            Assignee: Haohui Mai
>             Fix For: 2.8.0
>
>         Attachments: HDFS-9047.000.patch
>
>
> 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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