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From Andrew Purtell <apurt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Requesting releases from our upstream dependencies
Date Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:46:40 GMT
+1


On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 3:27 PM, Stack <stack@duboce.net> wrote:

> +1 on making request.
> St.Ack
>
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 2:33 PM, Sean Busbey <busbey@cloudera.com> wrote:
>
> > On one of our open issues about Hadoop versions, one of the Hadoop PMC
> > members mentioned that the 2.6.z line wasn't planning any additional
> > releases[1].
> >
> > I'd like us to request, as a downstream community, that the Hadoop
> project
> > plan for maintenance releases on this line given the non-production
> status
> > of 2.7.0, unevaluated quality of further 2.7 releases and the unknown
> > status of a 2.8 release.
> >
> > Right now, there's substantial evidence from our Elliot that we should be
> > pushing our users from the 2.4/2.5 releases onto 2.6. At the moment,
> 2.6.0
> > contains a couple of critical bugs that effectively prevent the use of
> HDFS
> > transparent encryption[2]. Now, that feature isn't needed but it's nice
> to
> > have as an operational alternative to our own implementation. And the
> > current bug _destroys_ HBase clusters, so the consequences for the
> curious
> > are severe.
> >
> > That specific issue aside, however, as a system that runs on top of
> Hadoop
> > we impose on our downstream users a dependency on that project. Regular
> > maintenance releases are critical to easing long term operational pain,
> so
> > we should proactively look out for them by prodding our less stable
> > upstream dependencies.
> >
> >
> > [1]: http://s.apache.org/MTY
> > [2]: HADOOP-11674 and HADOOP-11710
> >
> > --
> > Sean
> >
>



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Best regards,

   - Andy

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