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From Sylvain Lebresne <sylv...@datastax.com>
Subject Re: State of Cassandra and Java 7
Date Sun, 16 Dec 2012 09:54:42 GMT
On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 7:12 PM, Michael Kjellman
<mkjellman@barracuda.com>wrote:

> What "issues" have you ran into? Actually curious because we push 1.1.5-7
> really hard and have no issues whatsoever.
>
>
A related question is "which which version of java 7 did you try"? The
first releases of java 7 were apparently famous for having many issues but
it seems the more recent updates are much more stable.

--
Sylvain


> On Dec 15, 2012, at 7:51 AM, "Brian Tarbox" <tarbox@cabotresearch.com>
> wrote:
>
> We've reverted all machines back to Java 6 after running into numerous
> Java 7 issues...some running Cassandra, some running Zookeeper, others just
> general problems.  I don't recall any other major language release being
> such a mess.
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Bill de hÓra <bill@dehora.net> wrote:
>
>> "At least that would be one way of defining "officially supported".
>>
>> Not quite, because, Datastax is not Apache Cassandra.
>>
>> "the only issue related to Java 7 that I know of is CASSANDRA-4958, but
>> that's osx specific (I wouldn't advise using osx in production anyway) and
>> it's not directly related to Cassandra anyway so you can easily use the
>> beta version of snappy-java as a workaround if you want to. So that non
>> blocking issue aside, and as far as we know, Cassandra supports Java 7. Is
>> it rock-solid in production? Well, only repeated use in production can
>> tell, and that's not really in the hand of the project."
>>
>> Exactly right. If enough people use Cassandra on Java7 and enough people
>> file bugs about Java 7 and enough people work on bugs for Java 7 then
>> Cassandra will eventually work well enough on Java7.
>>
>> Bill
>>
>> On 14 Dec 2012, at 19:43, Drew Kutcharian <drew@venarc.com> wrote:
>>
>> > In addition, the DataStax official documentation states: "Versions
>> earlier than 1.6.0_19 should not be used. Java 7 is not recommended."
>> >
>> > http://www.datastax.com/docs/1.1/install/install_rpm
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Dec 14, 2012, at 9:42 AM, Aaron Turner <synfinatic@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Does Datastax (or any other company) support Cassandra under Java 7?
>> >> Or will they tell you to downgrade when you have some problem, because
>> >> they don't support C* running on 7?
>> >>
>> >> At least that would be one way of defining "officially supported".
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 2:22 AM, Sylvain Lebresne <
>> sylvain@datastax.com> wrote:
>> >>> What kind of official statement do you want? As far as I can be
>> considered
>> >>> an official voice of the project, my statement is: "various people
>> run in
>> >>> production with Java 7 and it seems to work".
>> >>>
>> >>> Or to answer the initial question, the only issue related to Java 7
>> that I
>> >>> know of is CASSANDRA-4958, but that's osx specific (I wouldn't advise
>> using
>> >>> osx in production anyway) and it's not directly related to Cassandra
>> anyway
>> >>> so you can easily use the beta version of snappy-java as a workaround
>> if you
>> >>> want to. So that non blocking issue aside, and as far as we know,
>> Cassandra
>> >>> supports Java 7. Is it rock-solid in production? Well, only repeated
>> use in
>> >>> production can tell, and that's not really in the hand of the
>> project. We do
>> >>> obviously encourage people to try Java 7 as much as possible and
>> report any
>> >>> problem they may run into, but I would have though this goes without
>> saying.
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 4:05 AM, Rob Coli <rcoli@palominodb.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Drew Kutcharian <drew@venarc.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>>>> With Java 6 begin EOL-ed soon
>> >>>>> (https://blogs.oracle.com/java/entry/end_of_public_updates_for),
>> what's the
>> >>>>> status of Cassandra's Java 7 support? Anyone using it in
>> production? Any
>> >>>>> outstanding *known* issues?
>> >>>>
>> >>>> I'd love to see an official statement from the project, due to the
>> >>>> sort of EOL issues you're referring to. Unfortunately previous
>> >>>> requests on this list for such a statement have gone unanswered.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> The non-official response is that various people run in production
>> >>>> with Java 7 and it seems to work. :)
>> >>>>
>> >>>> =Rob
>> >>>>
>> >>>> --
>> >>>> =Robert Coli
>> >>>> AIM&GTALK - rcoli@palominodb.com
>> >>>> YAHOO - rcoli.palominob
>> >>>> SKYPE - rcoli_palominodb
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Aaron Turner
>> >> http://synfin.net/         Twitter: @synfinatic
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>> >> Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
>> temporary
>> >> Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
>> >>   -- Benjamin Franklin
>> >> "carpe diem quam minimum credula postero"
>> >
>>
>>
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