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From Boris Shulman <>
Subject Re: [Discuss] Drop Avro in favor of Protobuf 3.x
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:00:03 GMT
As long as we can compile to .NET 4.5 we should be good. 

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> On Sep 8, 2016, at 3:21 PM, Markus Weimer <> wrote:
> Hi,
> protocol buffers recently added .NET support, and Microsoft's Avro
> implementation doesn't seem to go to .NET Core. This is an impediment
> to be on CoreCLR on Linux. Hence, moving all serialization in REEF to
> that new version of protobuf. We have discussed this (or rather:
> hinted at this) in several threads, but I'd like to make this
> discussion and subsequent decision more prominent.
> Are there any concerns with this move? We'd remove the use of Avro and
> move to protbuf 3.x for all use in REEF. For Hadoop and YARN, we'll
> have to stick to protobuf 2.5, potentially incurring some shading.
> Markus

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