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From Josh Elser <els...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] updating docs on Apache Hadoop versions for recent upstream releases.
Date Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:53:25 GMT


Sean Busbey wrote:
> Heya folks,
>
> Hadoop has just closed their RCs on a 2.8.0 release[1]. During voting,
> two Hadoop PMC members positioned the release as "not production
> ready"[2], similar to how the 2.7.0 release was flagged[3].

Oh good.

> The RC only just passed, so the actual release bits and announcement
> haven't gone up yet. So I don't know yet for sure what the downstream
> facing phrasing will be.
>
> However, given the problems discovered in the RC process (several test
> failures led to the above "let's go ahead with release and flag it as
> not production ready") and the likely positioning as the release being
> for "adventurous" downstream users, I'd like to preemptively update
> our hadoop supported versions docs[4] to call out that our downstream
> users should avoid 2.8.0 in the same way we tell them to avoid 2.7.0.

+1

> We should also call out the 3.0.0 pre-GA releases, now that there are
> two alpha releases.

What kind of context are you thinking about here? "3.0.0-alpha is for 
adventurous users"? "Avoid 3.0.0-alpha"?

> Thoughts?
>
> -busbey
>
> [1]: https://s.apache.org/hadoop-2.8.0-vote-passes
> [2]:
> https://s.apache.org/X9r0
> https://s.apache.org/sIxj
> [3]: http://hadoop.apache.org/releases.html#25+August%2C+2016%3A+Release+2.7.0+available
> [4]: http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#hadoop

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