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From Roman Shaposhnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Dropping support for JDK6 in Apache Hadoop
Date Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:37:49 GMT
FWIW: in Bigtop we've made the switch to JDK7 for the Bigtop
0.8.0 release across the board. No major issues so far.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM, Arun C Murthy <acm@hortonworks.com> wrote:
> [Apologies for the wide distribution.]
> Dear HBase/Hive/Pig/Oozie communities,
>  We, over at Hadoop are considering dropping support for JDK6 this year.
>  As you maybe aware we just released hadoop-2.5.0 and are now considering making the
next release i.e. hadoop-2.6.0 the *last* release of Apache Hadoop which supports JDK6. This
means, from hadoop-2.7.0 onwards we will not support JDK6 anymore and we *may* start relying
on JDK7-specific apis.
>  Now, the above releases a proposal and we do not want to pull the trigger without talking
to projects downstream - hence the request for you feedback.
>  Please feel free to forward this to other communities you might deem to be at risk from
this too.
> thanks,
> Arun
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