I wanted to send an update on my plans for doing a 0.21 Hadoop Release.
Next Friday (16 April) is the feature freeze date for the new 0.21
branch. On that date I will create new 0.21 branches for Common, HDFS,
and MapReduce (I will rename the old branches so history is not lost),
and update the CHANGES.txt files and JIRA to reflect the new branch
contents. If there are issues that are not blockers that you wish to
see in the 0.21 release then you should endeavour to get these
committed in the next week.
After the branches have been created the next step will be to close
the blockers before cutting a release candidate. I hope it will be
possible to do this in a matter of weeks. The current blockers for
0.21 are: http://bit.ly/9UaOTe (Common), http://bit.ly/crOG7I (HDFS),
http://bit.ly/cCS7zw (MapReduce); although this list will change as
issues that are not true blockers get removed, and issues that crop up
during build and testing are added.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about this plan.