thank you very much for your feedback, I greatly appreciate the detailed response. Right now we're planning to do Sqoop 2 "first cut" this year - we've already kicked off the release procedure. However this is indeed a first cut of development branch that is more targeted for early adopters and alpha users, not for general audience. Having that goal in mind we've decided to change the version to 1.99.1 instead of "2.0.0". We believe that with this version scheme it will be obvious that it's very far from last stable release (1.4.2) and very near to 2.0, but it's not 2.0 quite yet. Having said that, I would personal prefer to include both Sqoop versions in BigTop, but at the same time it would be acceptable to upgrade only to Sqoop 2 in case that this is desirable by the BigTop project.