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Release Spark 2.7.0


When will spark 2.7.0 be released?

The current version has only support with Java 6 and that is now in EOL status.

There are now multiple critical bugs in Java 6 that isn’t fixed. These is only fixed in Java 7.

Nobody know when 2.7.0 will be released, but you can use it in the form of the night builds from here: http://bamboo.igniterealtime.org/browse/SPARK-INSTALL4J

Press on a build number > then Artifacts > then install4j and download the first one installer (with java included). It says 2.6.3, but it is the latest source version (2.7.0 “Beta”). Btw, you will have to remove Java 6 if you have it installed on your computer, because Spark will still use it instead of built-in Java 7.

The only other option you have (which was pointed out to me) is to use Spark 2.6.3 full install. It comes with its own JRE that it uses just for itself. I had to do that here as Spark 2.6.3 doesn’t like Java 7 & a corporate website we use requires Java 7.

It’s not ideal, but if you have to use Spark it’s about all you have until 2.7.0 makes an appearance.