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From Andrew Purtell <apurt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: HBase - stable versions
Date Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:53:39 GMT
If LarsH is willing to stay on as RM for 0.94 then IMHO we should proceed
as today with the exception that 0.96 is what the stable symlink points to.

As long as 0.94 has someone willing to RM and users such as Salesforce then
there will be individuals there and in the community motivated to keep it
in good working order with occasional point releases. We should not throw
up roadblocks or adopt an arbitrary policy, as long as new features arrive
in the branch as backports, and the changes maintain our point release
compatibility criteria (rolling restarts possible, no API regressions).

On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM, lars hofhansl <larsh@apache.org> wrote:

> With 0.96 being imminent we should start a discussion about continuing
> support for 0.94.
> 0.92 became stale pretty soon after 0.94 was released.
> The relationship between 0.94 and 0.96 is slightly different, though:
> 1. 0.92.x could be upgraded to 0.94.x without downtime
> 2. 0.92 clients and servers are mutually compatible with 0.94 clients and
> servers
> 3. the user facing API stayed backward compatible
> None of the above is true when moving from 0.94 to 0.96+.
> Upgrade from 0.94 to 0.96 will require a one-way upgrade process including
> downtime, and client and server need to be upgraded in lockstep.
> I would like to have an informal poll about who's using 0.94 and is
> planning to continue to use it; and who is planning to upgrade from 0.94 to
> 0.96.
> Should we officially continue support for 0.94? How long?
> Thanks.
> -- Lars

Best regards,

   - Andy

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(via Tom White)

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