On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 11:54 AM, Greg Hogan <c...@greghogan.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 5:29 AM, Fabian Hueske <fhue...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> > I would like to propose to deprecate the utility methods to read data
> > Hadoop InputFormats from the (batch) ExecutionEnvironment.
> > The motivation for deprecating these methods is reduce Flink's dependency
> > on Hadoop but rather have Hadoop as an optional dependency for users that
> > actually need it (HDFS, MapRed-Compat, ...). Eventually, we want to have
> > Flink distribution that does not have a hard Hadoop dependency.
> > One step for this is to remove the Hadoop dependency from flink-java
> > (Flink's Java DataSet API) which is currently required due to the above
> > utility methods (see FLINK-4315). We recently received a PR that
> > FLINK-4315 and removes the Hadoop methods from the ExecutionEnvironment.
> > After some discussion, it was decided to defer the PR to Flink 2.0
> > it breaks the API (these methods are delared @PublicEvolving).
> > I propose to accept this PR for Flink 1.2, but instead of removing the
> > methods deprecating them.
> > This would help to migrate old code and prevent new usage of these
> > For a later Flink release (1.3 or 2.0) we could remove these methods and
> > the Hadoop dependency on flink-java.
> > What do others think?
> > Best, Fabian