CQL2 is officially no longer worked on since 1.2. cqlsh no longer supports CQL2 as of Cassandra 2.0.
It's probably the time to deprecate CQL2 in 2.0 and to remove it entirely in 2.2 - there is nothing in CQL2 now that can't be done via CQL3 and two versions advance warning is plenty of time for those few still using CQL2 to switch to CQL3.
|Field||Original Value||New Value|
|Summary||Remove CQL2 entirely from Cassandra 2.2||Remove CQL2 entirely from Cassandra 3.0|
|Status||Open [ 1 ]||Patch Available [ 10002 ]|
|Reviewer||Sylvain Lebresne [ slebresne ]|
|Reviewer||Sylvain Lebresne [ slebresne ]||Jonathan Ellis [ jbellis ]|
|Status||Patch Available [ 10002 ]||Resolved [ 5 ]|
|Resolution||Fixed [ 1 ]|
|Transition||Time In Source Status||Execution Times||Last Executer||Last Execution Date|
|180d 2h 49m||1||Aleksey Yeschenko||18/Feb/14 03:59|
|2d 15h 39m||1||Aleksey Yeschenko||20/Feb/14 19:39|