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From Arpit Agarwal <aagar...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Hadoop 3.0.0 GA is released
Date Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:32:46 GMT
That makes sense for Beta users but most of our users will be upgrading from a previous GA
release and the changelog will mislead them. The webpage does not mention this is a delta
from the beta release.

From: Andrew Wang <andrew.wang@cloudera.com>
Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:36 AM
To: Arpit Agarwal <aagarwal@hortonworks.com>
Cc: general <general@hadoop.apache.org>, "common-dev@hadoop.apache.org" <common-dev@hadoop.apache.org>,
"yarn-dev@hadoop.apache.org" <yarn-dev@hadoop.apache.org>, "mapreduce-dev@hadoop.apache.org"
<mapreduce-dev@hadoop.apache.org>, "hdfs-dev@hadoop.apache.org" <hdfs-dev@hadoop.apache.org>
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Hadoop 3.0.0 GA is released

Hi Arpit,

If you look at the release announcements, it's made clear that the changelog for 3.0.0 is
diffed based on beta1. This is important since users need to know what's different from the
previous 3.0.0-* releases if they're upgrading.

I agree there's additional value to making combined release notes, but it'd be something additive
rather than replacing what's there.


On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:27 AM, Arpit Agarwal <aagarwal@hortonworks.com<mailto:aagarwal@hortonworks.com>>

Hi Andrew,

Thank you for all the hard work on this release. I was out the last few days and didn’t
get a chance to evaluate RC1 earlier.

The changelog looks incorrect. E.g. This gives an impression that there are just 5 incompatible
changes in 3.0.0.

I assume you only counted 3.0.0 changes in this log excluding alphas/betas. However, users
shouldn’t have to manually compile incompatibilities by summing up a/b release notes. Can
we fix the changelog after the fact?

On 12/14/17, 10:45 AM, "Andrew Wang" <andrew.wang@cloudera.com<mailto:andrew.wang@cloudera.com>>

    Hi all,

    I'm pleased to announce that Apache Hadoop 3.0.0 is generally available

    3.0.0 GA consists of 302 bug fixes, improvements, and other enhancements
    since 3.0.0-beta1. This release marks a point of quality and stability for
    the 3.0.0 release line, and users of earlier 3.0.0-alpha and -beta releases
    are encouraged to upgrade.

    Looking back, 3.0.0 GA is the culmination of over a year of work on the
    3.0.0 line, starting with 3.0.0-alpha1 which was released in September
    2016. Altogether, 3.0.0 incorporates 6,242 changes since 2.7.0.

    Users are encouraged to read the overview of major changes
    <http://hadoop.apache.org/docs/r3.0.0/index.html> in 3.0.0. The GA release
     and changelog
    the changes since 3.0.0-beta1.

    The ASF press release provides additional color and highlights some of the
    major features:


    Let me end by thanking the many, many contributors who helped with this
    release line. We've only had three major releases in Hadoop's 10 year
    history, and this is our biggest major release ever. It's an incredible
    accomplishment for our community, and I'm proud to have worked with all of


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