On Thu, 2011-06-23 at 23:52 +0200, Damien Raude-Morvan wrote:
> Are you already in contact with upstream ?
> AFAIK, from , we have to choose between Apache/Cloudera distribution and
> find a way to establish long term support from upstream.
I think this is an important consideration in the mid to long term; The
Cloudera distribution is certainly more popular (one of the Ubuntu
server team discussed this with Hadoop users at Hadoop World last year)
but at the moment they only support the Sun/Oracle JDK which would be a
blocker for good upstream participation/support.
Reference  also mentions Bigtop; This is a Cloudera project that has
been open-sourced and has just been accepted as an Apache Incubator
project. I will be participating (see ) and I hope that this will
allow the upstream distribution packaging to converge with the distro
> > Neither Clint or I are Debian Developers so we will need help in the
> > form of sponsorship to ensure that this package continues to be actively
> > maintained.
> You can count on my help for sponsoring (and I think others DD in Debian Java
> Team can provide time for reviews and upload too
Great - thankyou!
Ubuntu Server Developer