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From Thejas Nair <thejas.n...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Stable releases from branch-1 and experimental releases from master
Date Wed, 27 May 2015 01:13:40 GMT
+1
- This is great for users who want to take longer to upgrade from
hadoop-1 and care mainly for bug fixes and incremental features,
rather than radical new features.
- The ability to release initial 2.x releases marked as alpha/beta
also helps to get users to try it out, and also lets them choose what
is right for them.
- This also lets developers focus on major new features without the
burden of maintaining hadoop-1 compatibility.

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:41 AM, Alan Gates <alanfgates@gmail.com> wrote:
> We have discussed this for several weeks now.  Some concerns have been
> raised which I have tried to address.  I think it is time to vote on it as
> our release plan.  To be specific, I propose:
>
> Hive makes a branch-1 from the current master.  This would be used for 1.3
> and future 1.x releases.  This branch would not deprecate existing
> functionality.  Any new features in this branch would also need to be put on
> master.  An upgrade path for users will be maintained from one 1.x release
> to the next, as well as from the latest 1.x release to the latest 2.x
> release.
>
> Going forward releases numbered 2.x will be made from master.  The purpose
> of these releases will be to enable users to get access to new features
> being developed in Hive and allow developers to get feedback.  It is
> expected that for a while these releases will not be production ready and
> will be clearly so labeled.  Some legacy features, such as Hadoop 1 and
> MapReduce, will no longer be supported in the master.  Any critical bug
> fixes (security, incorrect results, crashes) fixed in master will also be
> ported to branch-1 for at least a year.  This time period may be extended in
> the future based on the stability and adoption of 2.x releases.
>
> Based on Hive's bylaws this release plan vote will be open for 3 days and
> all active committers have binding votes.
>
> Here's my +1.
>
> Alan.

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