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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Reopened: (HBASE-3374) Our jruby jar has *GPL jars in it; fix
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:42:44 GMT

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Andrew Purtell reopened HBASE-3374:
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      Assignee:     (was: stack)

Alright Charles, leaving the meta issue of whether Ruby syntax is really what people want
long term for the shell, reopening this issue perhaps to upgrade to an ASF-clean JRuby for
the next HBase release if JRuby sorts the licensing issues out.

> Our jruby jar has *GPL jars in it; fix
> --------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-3374
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-3374
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: stack
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.90.1, 0.92.0
>
>         Attachments: jruby.txt
>
>
> The latest JRuby's complete jar bundles *GPL jars (JNA and JFFI among others).   It looks
like the functionality we depend on -- the shell in particular -- makes use of these dirty
jars so they are hard to strip.  They came in because we (I!) just updated our JRuby w/o checking
in on what updates contained.  JRuby has been doing this for a while now (1.1.x added the
first LGPL).  You have to go all the ways back to the original HBase checkin, HBASE-487, of
JRuby -- 1.0.3 -- to get a JRuby w/o *GPL jars.
> Plan is to try and revert our JRuby all the ways down to 1.0.3 before shipping 0.90.0.
 Thats what this issue is about.
> We should also look into moving off JRuby in the medium to long-term.  Its kinda awkward
sticking on an old version that is no longer supported.  I'll open an issue for that.

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