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  1. Spark
  2. SPARK-26014

Deprecate R < 3.4 support

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.0
    • Fix Version/s: 3.0.0
    • Component/s: SparkR
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    • Docs Text:
      Versions of R before 3.4 are deprecated in Spark 3.0.0.

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      See http://apache-spark-developers-list.1001551.n3.nabble.com/discuss-SparkR-CRAN-feasibility-check-server-problem-td25605.html

      R version. 3.1.x is too old. It's released 4.5 years ago.
      R 3.4.0 is released 1.5 years ago. Considering the timing for Spark 3.0, deprecating lower versions, bumping up R to 3.4 might be reasonable option.

      It should be good to deprecate and drop < R 3.4 support.

      If we think about the practice, nothing particular is required within R codes as far as I can tell.
      We will just upgrade Jenkins's R version to 3.4, which mean we're not going to test 3.1 R version (but instead we will test 3.4).

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            • Assignee:
              hyukjin.kwon Hyukjin Kwon
              Reporter:
              hyukjin.kwon Hyukjin Kwon
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