This is good feedback, Afshin. Thanks for letting us know. I've updated the download page to provide a link to the new fixes/features. Would be great if this link could be dynamic (i.e. always point to the release notes from the last released version). Anyone know how to do this?

I've also updated our roadmap to include work planned for the 4.9 timeframe and for the new features page to include completed work from 4.8.

Thanks,
James

On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 8:23 AM, Josh Elser <elserj@apache.org> wrote:
(-cc other lists)

Hi Afshin,

The release notes you referenced are more meant to alert users about any issues in the new release that you may run into over previous releases.

"Release notes provide details on issues and their fixes which may have an impact on prior Phoenix behavior"

- Josh

Afshin Moazami wrote:
I am wondering why many of these interesting features are not listed in
official release notes. https://phoenix.apache.org/release_notes.html

Best,
Afshin
On Aug 12, 2016, at 1:25 PM, Ankit Singhal <ankit@apache.org
<mailto:ankit@apache.org>> wrote:

Apache Phoenix enables OLTP and operational analytics for Hadoop
through SQL support and integration with other projects in the
ecosystem such as Spark, HBase, Pig, Flume, MapReduce and Hive.

We're pleased to announce our 4.8.0 release which includes:
- Local Index improvements[1]
- Integration with hive[2]
- Namespace mapping support[3]
- VIEW enhancements[4]
- Offset support for paged queries[5]
- 130+ Bugs resolved[6]
- HBase v1.2 is also supported ( with continued support for v1.1, v1.0
& v0.98)
- Many performance enhancements(related to StatsCache, distinct,
Serial query with Stats etc)[6]

The release is available in source or binary form here [7].

Release artifacts are signed with the following key:
_https://people.apache.org/keys/committer/ankit.asc
<https://people.apache.org/keys/committer/ankit.asc>_

Thanks,
The Apache Phoenix Team

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PHOENIX-1734
<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PHOENIX-1734>
[2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PHOENIX-2743
<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PHOENIX-2743>
[3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PHOENIX-1311
<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PHOENIX-1311>
[4] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PHOENIX-1508
<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PHOENIX-1508>
[5] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PHOENIX-2722
<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PHOENIX-2722>
[6]
_https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=12334393&projectId=12315120
<https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=12334393&projectId=12315120>_
[7] https://phoenix.apache.org/download.html
<https://phoenix.apache.org/download.html>