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From Holden Karau <hol...@pigscanfly.ca>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION]JDK11 for Apache 2.x?
Date Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:07:02 GMT
On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 12:01 PM DB Tsai <d_tsai@apple.com.invalid> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> Thank you all for working on supporting JDK11 in Apache Spark 3.0 as a
> community.
>
> Java 8 is already end of life for commercial users, and many companies are
> moving to Java 11.
> The release date for Apache Spark 3.0 is still not there yet, and there
> are many API
> incompatibility issues when upgrading from Spark 2.x. As a result, asking
> users to move to
> Spark 3.0 to use JDK 11 is not realistic.
>
> Should we backport PRs for JDK11 and cut a release in 2.x to support JDK11?
>
> Should we cut a new Apache Spark 2.5 since the patches involve some of the
> dependencies changes
> which is not desired in minor release?

I think a LTS 2.5 branch with JDK 11 would make sense given the state of
Java 8.
I think backporting to 2.4 would be not ideal.

>
>
> Thanks.
>
> DB Tsai  |  Siri Open Source Technologies [not a contribution]  |  
> Apple, Inc
>
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