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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Requesting releases from our upstream dependencies
Date Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:54:25 GMT
+1

On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 4:53 PM, Nick Dimiduk <ndimiduk@gmail.com> wrote:

> This strikes me as a reasonable (and, err, surprising-that-it's-necissary)
> request. +1
>
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 3:46 PM, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
> > +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
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Best regards,
> >
> >    - Andy
> >
> > Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. - Piet Hein
> > (via Tom White)
> >
>

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