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From Bryan Duxbury <>
Subject Re: Thrift and Hadoop; especially: Java support in Thrift
Date Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:24:10 GMT
I've been doing lots of Java work on Thrift for a while now. Are  
there particular things that need to be fixed, or are you just noting  
that the Java library is poor in general?


On Oct 24, 2008, at 1:02 AM, Jeff Hammerbacher wrote:

> Hey Thrift Users and Developers,
> The Apache Hadoop community is going through the process of hardening
> Hadoop in preparation of a 1.0 release. The process is being
> documented here:
> If you check out the "Multi-language serialization" part of the linked
> document, you'll see that there is a debate going on about which
> cross-language RPC framework to use for Hadoop going forward. The
> major contenders are Thrift, Protocol Buffers, Etch, and Hessian. One
> of the major reasons I pushed to get Thrift into Apache when at
> Facebook was the opportunity to replace Hadoop's RPC mechanisms with
> Thrift. I guess now is the moment of truth.
> If you'd like to see Hadoop adopt Thrift as it's internal and external
> RPC framework, please voice your opinion on the Hadoop development
> list. If you want to go the extra mile, the biggest blocker to Thrift
> adoption within the Hadoop community is its poor support for Java. If
> you have some time available and you're a Java wizard, any code you
> can contribute to Thrift in the next few weeks will make a difference
> in the push to get Thrift adopted by the Hadoop community.
> Anyways, as a Thrift and Hadoop fanboy, I'm just trying to do some
> cheerleading to make the marriage happen.
> Regards,
> Jeff

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