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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Requesting releases from our upstream dependencies
Date Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:27:03 GMT
+1 on making request.

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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