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Re: [DISCUSS] Apache Hadoop 1.0?

remembering and understanding current release numbering and attributing it
to stable/compatible etc. is really painful.
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 3:41 AM, Arun C Murthy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Folks,
> Apache Hadoop has come a long way since our humble beginnings. As a
> community we've made significant progress, even in 2011 - we've had 3
> releases off the branch-0.20-security (0.20.205 being the latest) and we
> just released 0.23.0 last week, our first major release off trunk in a
> while.
> With hadoop-0.20.205 we finally have an Apache release with both security
> and HBase support, both critical for the growing ecosystem.
> With that, I think it's time to call it as hadoop-1.0. The 1.0 moniker has
> something we've wanted for a while and I think it's time for us to just
> ship it. Linus did something similar with GNU/Linux 3.0.
> Yes, we could add more features or better it along many dimensions (ala
> hadoop-0.23), but right now we have a pretty decent piece of software i.e.
>  the feature set in hadoop-0.20.205 is compelling and widely used. We could
> call hadoop-0.23 (or 0.22) as 2.0 etc. I do think we, as a community, can
> support compatibility in the hadoop-1.x series, which is the essential
> ingredient. This isn't a brand new idea, Doug suggested this a long while
> ago.
> Thoughts?
> thanks,
> Arun