Thanks for the update Suresh. Has any testing been done on the branch on
Linux aside from running the unit tests?
On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 5:42 PM, Suresh Srinivas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
> The support for Hadoop on Windows was proposed in
> HADOOP-8079<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8079> almost
> a year ago. The goal was to make Hadoop natively integrated, full-featured,
> and performance and scalability tuned on Windows Server or Windows Azure.
> We are happy to announce that a lot of progress has been made in this
> Initial work started in a feature branch, branch-1-win, based on branch-1.
> The details related to the work done in the branch can be seen in
> This work has been ported to a branch, branch-trunk-win, based on trunk.
> Merge patch for this is available on
> Highlights of the work done so far:
> 1. Necessary changes in Hadoop to run natively on Windows. These changes
> handle differences in platforms related to path names, process/task
> management etc.
> 2. Addition of winutils tools for managing file permissions and ownership,
> user group mapping, hardlinks, symbolic links, chmod, disk utilization, and
> process/task management.
> 3. Added cmd scripts equivalent to existing shell scripts hadoop-daemon.sh,
> start and stop scripts.
> 4. Addition of block placement policy implemnation to support cloud
> enviroment, more specifically Azure.
> We are very close to wrapping up the work in branch-trunk-win and getting
> ready for a merge. Currently the merge patch is passing close to 100% of
> unit tests on Linux. Soon I will call for a vote to merge this branch into
> Next steps:
> 1. Call for vote to merge branch-trunk-win to trunk, when the work
> completes and precommit build is clean.
> 2. Start a discussion on adding Jenkins precommit builds on windows and how
> to integrate that with the existing commit process.
> Let me know if you have any questions.