There's an RC of Hadoop 2.8.0 out for people to build and test against. This is the last chance for people to find problems and complain before it gets out the door
Spark happily builds against it. my tests all work. For anyone wanting to do the build, the maven arguments are: -Phive,yarn,hadoop-2.7 -Dhadoop.version=2.8.0 -Psnapshots-and-staging
One thing I would be curious about is how well things work on Windows, especially how informative it is if things like winutils.exe can't be found. Previous versions: stack trace on startup, even if not relevant, and meaningless text on use. With HADOOP-10775, stack traces should be postponed until point of use, and error text including a ref to : https://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/WindowsProblems
I would really like to know how well that works for people.
Here's the win 64 native binaries to go with the ASF artifacts; built off the same commit
Hi all, With fix of HDFS-11431 get in, I've created a new release candidate (RC3) for Apache Hadoop 2.8.0.
This is the next minor release to follow up 2.7.0 which has been released for more than 1 year. It comprises 2,900+ fixes, improvements, and new features. Most of these commits are released for the first time in branch-2.