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From Thomas Becker <tobec...@Tivo.com>
Subject Re: Disadvantages of Upgrading Kafka server without upgrading client libraries?
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:06:09 GMT
The only obvious downside I'm aware of is not being able to benefit
from the bugfixes in the client. We are essentially doing the same
thing; we upgraded the broker side to but have yet to upgrade
our clients from 0.8.1.x.

On Tue, 2016-11-29 at 09:30 -0500, Tim Visher wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I have an install of Kafka which I'm upgrading to I
> see
> that Kafka should be backwards compatible with client
> libraries
> written for older versions but that newer client libraries are only
> compatible with their version and up.
> My question is what disadvantages would there be to never upgrading
> the
> clients? I'm mainly asking because it would be advantageous to save
> some
> time here with a little technical debt if the costs weren't too high.
> If
> there are major issues then I can take on the client upgrade as well.
> Thanks in advance!
> --
> In Christ,
> Timmy V.
> http://blog.twonegatives.com/
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    Tommy Becker

    Senior Software Engineer

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