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From Sudheesh Katkam <sudhe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache Drill Hangout Minutes - 11/1/16
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2016 03:44:22 GMT
Hi Laurent,

That's right; this was mentioned in the design document.

I am piggybacking on previous changes that break the "newer clients talking
to older servers" compatibility. For example, as I understand, some
resolved sub-tasks of DRILL-4714 [1] *implicitly* break this compatibility;
say the "newer" API that was introduced is used by an application which is
talking to an older server. The older server drops the connection, unable
to handle the message.

In DRILL-4280, there is an *explicit* break in that specific compatibility,
and the error message is much cleaner with a version mismatch message. The
difference is that the C++ client (unlike the Java client) checks for the
server version as well, which make the compatibility break more visible.

I am not sure about the plan of action in general about this compatibility.
However, I could work around the issue by advertising clients' SASL
capability to the server. What do you think?

Thank you,

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DRILL-4714

On Nov 1, 2016, at 7:49 PM, Laurent Goujon <laurent@dremio.com> wrote:

Just for clarity, DRILL-4280 is a breaking-protocol change, so is the plan
to defer this change to a later release, or to defer bringing back
compatibility between newer clients and older servers to a later release?


On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 3:43 PM, Zelaine Fong <zfong@maprtech.com> wrote:

Oops, mistake in my notes.  For the second item, I meant DRILL-4280, not

On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 3:40 PM, Zelaine Fong <zfong@maprtech.com> wrote:

Attendees: Paul, Padma, Sorabh, Boaz, Sudheesh, Vitalii, Roman, Dave O,
Arina, Laurent, Kunal, Zelaine

I had to leave the hangout at 10:30, so my notes only cover the


up till then.

1) Variable width decimal support - Dave O

Currently Drill only supports fixed width byte array storage of decimals.
Dave has submitted a pull request for DRILL-4834 to add support for


decimals with variable width byte arrays.  Eventually, variable width can
replace fixed width, but the pull request doesn't cover that.  Dave would
like someone in the community to review his pull request.

2) 1.9 release - Sudheesh

Sudheesh is collecting pull requests for the release.  Some have been
reviewed and are waiting to be merged.  Sudheesh plans to commit a batch
this Wed and another this Friday.  He's targeting having a release
candidate build available next Monday.

Laurent asked about Sudheesh's pull request for DRILL-1950.  He asked
whether thought had been given to supporting newer Drill clients with


Drill servers.  Sudheesh indicated that doing this would entail a


change in the protocol, and the plan was to defer doing this for a later
release where we may want to make other breaking changes like this.

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