We're starting to play with Kafka for an ambitious project which may be in production within the next 6 months.
Kafka 0.8 is very promising and answers quite all our needs, the point is that we really want to go with 0.8, but should we consider that a stable version is only a question of weeks or months or the only safe way is to go with Kafka 0.7 ?
Moreover, we noticed that most of the ecosystem projects, such as Hadoop Loader or Camus, are currently only built for Kafka 0.7, I've the feeling that working with 0.8 right now is quite cutting hedge ...
We think we should be able to share a stable 0.8 beta with the community by the end of this month. This is also the time we will deploy 0.8 in production at LinkedIn, to ensure that we catch and resolve any bugs that get introduced at scale before the official open source release of 0.8 which might not happen until March this year. The plan for the release will be to update the Hadoop Loader and Camus to support 0.7 by the official release.
I would suggest using the 0.8 beta release to start prototyping and see if you can wait until March for the official release.
Thanks, Neha On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Étienne Borel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote: