hbase-0.96.0 will be our next major release. It is intended to supplant
the 0.94.x series.
hbase-0.96.0RC4 is our fifth hbase-0.96.0 release candidate.
The signed tarballs are available here:
Note that hbase-0.96.0 comes in two flavors; a build that includes and runs
on hadoop-1.x and another for hadoop-2.x. You must chose the hbase that
suits your hadoop context.
Both sets of hbase artifacts, for hadoop1 and for hadoop2, are available in
this maven staging repo:
More than 2k issues  are attributed to this version (counting
fixes done against this and the 0.95.x developer series of releases). More
than 260 fixes have been committed since 0.95.2. Synopsis of the main
changes between 0.94.x and 0.96.x will follow soon.
Please take it for a spin. We are interested in any issues found but in
particular, we would appreciate feedback on how well the migration of a
0.94.x dataset to run under 0.96.0 works .
Should this candidate become hbase-0.96.0? Please vote +/-1 by Friday,
1. 0.96.0 266 issues http://goo.gl/wLmu1Y
2. 0.95.2 340 issues http://goo.gl/4djjE9
3. 0.95.1 265 issues http://goo.gl/TcdckW
4. 0.95.0 1263 issues http://goo.gl/Iqcx2i