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From Sean Busbey <bus...@apache.org>
Subject [VOTE] HBase 1.2.0 RC4
Date Fri, 19 Feb 2016 06:38:14 GMT
Hi Folks!

I'm pleased to announce the next release candidate for HBase 1.2.0.

Artifacts are available here:


As of this vote, the relevant md5 hashes are:

c54710777a687a5a4737b2e4c0aac6b6  hbase-1.2.0-bin.tar.gz
c0535a66f76f89666db7c63365064b5e  hbase-1.2.0-src.tar.gz

Maven artifacts are available in this staging repository:


All artifacts are signed with my code signing key 0D80DB7C, available in
the project KEYS file:


these artifacts correspond to commit hash


which signed tag 1.2.0RC4 currently points to


HBase 1.2.0 is the second minor release in the HBase 1.x line, continuing on
the theme of bringing a stable, reliable database to the Hadoop and NoSQL
communities. This release includes roughly 250 resolved issues not covered
by previous 1.x releases.

Notable new features include:
- JDK8 is now supported
- Hadoop 2.6.1+ and Hadoop 2.7.1+ are now supported
- per column-family time ranges for scan (HBASE-14355)
- daemons respond to SIGHUP to reload configs (HBASE-14529)
- region location methods added to thrift2 proxy (HBASE-13698)
- table-level sync that sends deltas (HBASE-13639)
- client side metrics via JMX (HBASE-12911)

The full list of issues can be found at:


To see the changes since the prior release candidate, you can use the
following git command on
a up-to-date checkout of the hbase repository:

git log 1.2.0RC3..1.2.0RC4

Please take a few minutes to verify the release[1] and vote on releasing it:

[ ] +1 Release this package as Apache HBase 1.2.0
[ ] +0 no opinion
[ ] -1 Do not release this package because...

Vote will be subject to Majority Approval[2] and will close at 6:00PM UTC
on Monday, Feb 22th, 2016[3].

[1]: http://www.apache.org/info/verification.html
[2]: https://www.apache.org/foundation/glossary.html#MajorityApproval
[3]: to find this in your local timezone see:

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