I'm sorry I missed Jarcec's statement that clarifies things. Thanks.
Let us be fair here in saying that only one hadoop distributor supports Windows. So, indirectly when we claim Sqoop would run on Windows we know what hadoop distro would it be working with. Now, I was under an impression that we would be building the code and documenting things with respect to this distro. But that doesn't seem to be the case.
If we would build the code with Apache Hadoop, I am more worried about the fact that we expect users to use it with some other distribution. But from the comments above it doesn't seem like an issue.
If we are sure we could get a stable connector out for windows after these four commits, I don't think there is need to create a new branch. We should also think of creating Hudson configuration for windows related builds. Thanks.
I'm sorry to keep the commit waiting, but wanted to be sure about few things before we commit. +1 on all the related commits.
Good to see windows support for Sqoop. Thanks for the efforts Ahmed.