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From Chris Nauroth <cnaur...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: Moving to JDK7, JDK8 and new major releases
Date Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:04:10 GMT
I'm also +1 for getting us to JDK7 within the 2.x line after reading the
proposals and catching up on the discussion in this thread.

Has anyone yet considered how to coordinate this change with downstream
projects?  Would we request downstream projects to upgrade to JDK7 first
before we make the move?  Would we switch to JDK7, but run javac -target
1.6 to maintain compatibility for downstream projects during an interim
period?

Chris Nauroth
Hortonworks
http://hortonworks.com/



On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 9:48 AM, Owen O'Malley <omalley@apache.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 4:44 PM, Alejandro Abdelnur <tucu@cloudera.com>
> wrote:
>
> > After reading this thread and thinking a bit about it, I think it should
> be
> > OK such move up to JDK7 in Hadoop
>
>
> I agree with Alejandro. Changing minimum JDKs is not an incompatible change
> and is fine in the 2 branch. (Although I think it is would *not* be
> appropriate for a patch release.) Of course we need to do it with
> forethought and testing, but moving off of JDK 6, which is EOL'ed is a good
> thing. Moving to Java 8 as a minimum seems much too aggressive and I would
> push back on that.
>
> I'm also think that we need to let the dust settle on the Hadoop 2 line for
> a while before we talk about Hadoop 3. It seems that it has only been in
> the last 6 months that Hadoop 2 adoption has reached the main stream users.
> Our user community needs time to digest the changes in Hadoop 2.x before we
> fracture the community by starting to discuss Hadoop 3 releases.
>
> .. Owen
>

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