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From "Lars Hofhansl (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-11642) EOL 0.96
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:26:12 GMT

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Lars Hofhansl commented on HBASE-11642:

[~ishanc] In the end this an open source project. As long as there is a maintainer there'll
be updates. :)

The reasoning for retiring 0.96 is that everyone should rather go to 0.98 (you can do a rolling
upgrade from 0.96 to 0.98, no data upgrade required).
If we had semantic versioning going from 0.96 to 0.98 would something like going from version
2.0.x to 2.1.x (i.e. a minor version update). We're just saying: No more patches for the 2.0
code line, please upgrade to 2.1.x for bugfixes.

0.94 is the prior major version. Retiring that in favor of 0.98 would be like going from 1.0.x
to 2.x.y, with no rolling upgrades, no client-server protocol compatibility, and a data upgrade
step and new version of Hadoop (likely) required.

So we'd be maintaining the equivalent of 1.x.y, and 2.x.y.

Eventually 0.94 will be retired (i.e. nobody will contribute patches to it any more). If we
want save the work maintaining 0.94 or nobody is using it anymore anyway we can retire it
soon. If we want to keep maintaining it for folks who cannot risk upgrading their data we
can do so too.

Why are you asking? You feel we should retire 0.94 as well? Or you're worried we might retire

> EOL 0.96
> --------
>                 Key: HBASE-11642
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-11642
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: stack
>            Assignee: stack
> Do the work to EOL 0.96.
> + No more patches on 0.96
> + Remove 0.96 from downloads.
> + If user has issue with 0.96 and needs fix, fix it in 0.98 and have the user upgrade
to get the fix.
> + Write email to user list stating 0.96 has been EOL'd September 1st? And add notice
to refguide.

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