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From Nick Dimiduk <ndimi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Requesting releases from our upstream dependencies
Date Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:53:20 GMT
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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