Chris, there is a stable link for exactly this purpose:
On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Chris K Wensel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> regardless of what was written in a wiki somewhere, it is a bit aggressive
> I think.
> there are a fair number of automated things that link to the former stable
> releases that are now broken as they weren't given a grace period to cut
> not the end of the world or anything. just a bit of a disconnect to
> reference something labeled stable where the reference itself isn't. too
> bad there isn't some 'stable' link that itself is updated to the actual
> stable release.
> we do this now with all of the cascading artifacts. it prevents automated
> things from breaking immediately.
> On Aug 5, 2013, at 11:20 AM, Matt Foley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> It's still available in archive at
> http://archive.apache.org/dist/hadoop/core/. I can put it back on the
> main download site if desired, but the model is that the main download site
> is for stuff we actively want people to download. Here is the relevant
> quote from http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/HowToRelease , under the
> "Publishing" section:
> 3. The release directory usually contains just two releases, the most
> recent from two branches, with a link named 'stable' to the most recent
> recommended version.
> Quite a few more than two versions have accumulated, because more than two
> branches are active. But within the Hadoop-1 set I've tried to keep it
> minimal. Since 1.2.1 was accepted as a "stable" release, I saw no reason
> to keep 1.1.2, since we'd rather people downloaded 1.2.1. When 1.3.0 is
> produced, since it will be "beta" quality, 1.2.1 will of course remain as
> the "stable" version.
> On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 9:43 AM, Chris K Wensel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> any particular reason the 1.1.2 releases were pulled from the mirrors (so
>> On Aug 4, 2013, at 2:08 PM, Matt Foley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> > I'm happy to announce that Hadoop version 1.2.1 has passed its release
>> > and is now available. It has 18 bug fixes and patches over the previous
>> > 1.2.0 release; please see Hadoop 1.2.1 Release
>> > Notes<http://hadoop.apache.org/docs/r1.2.1/releasenotes.html>for
>> > details. This release of Hadoop-1.2 is now considered
>> > *stable*.
>> > The next set of release work will focus on producing Hadoop-1.3.0, which
>> > will include Windows native compatibility.
>> > Thank you,
>> > --Matt
>> > release manager, hadoop-1
>> Chris K Wensel
>> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Chris K Wensel
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