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From Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli <vino...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: Looking to a Hadoop 3 release
Date Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:45:29 GMT

> Second, bumping the source and target JDK version to JDK8 (related to
> HADOOP-11090), which is important since JDK7 is EOL in April 2015 (two
> months from now). In the past, we've had issues with our dependencies
> discontinuing support for old JDKs, so this will future-proof us.


Is moving to JDK8 fundamentally different from the move to JDK7? We are moving to JDK7 via
release 2.7 that I am helping with now.


> I'd like to propose that we start rolling a series of monthly-ish series of
> 3.0 alpha releases ASAP, with myself volunteering to take on the RM and
> other cat herding responsibilities. There are already quite a few changes
> slated for 3.0 besides the above (for instance the shell script rewrite) so
> there's already value in a 3.0 alpha, and the more time we give downstreams
> to integrate, the better.


Aren't the shell script rewrite changes supposed to be compatible?

Thanks,
+Vinod


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