I spent time looking through changes slated for hadoop-2.1.1-beta and things look fairly contained (~10 or so changes for each of Common, HDFS, YARN & MapReduce).
Can I, henceforth, request committers to exercise large dollops of caution when committing to branch-2.1-beta? This way I hope we can quickly turn around to make a hadoop-2.1.1-beta release in the next couple of weeks. This can be followed by a bit more testing so that we are in a position to release hadoop-2.2.0 (GA/stable).
In other words, I'm hoping hadoop-2.1.1-beta can be, um, the 'golden master' for the final hadoop-2 GA release. I don't mean to jinx it but saying it out loud, but I feel we could look at pushing out hadoop-2 GA by mid-September… there I said it! *smile*
Arun C. Murthy
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