Hue - 2104 (EEP 7.1.0) Release Notes

This section provides reference information, including new features, fixes, known issues, and limitations for Hue

The notes below relate specifically to the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop. You can find additional information in the following change logs or the Hue homepage:

These release notes contain only HPE-specific information and are not necessarily cumulative in nature. For information about how to use the release notes, see Ecosystem Component Release Notes.

Release Date April 2021
MapR Version Interoperability See EEP Components and OS Support
Source on GitHub
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New in This Release

Hue - 2104 introduces the following enhancements or HPE platform-specific behavior changes:
  • MHUE-436: Ability to disable the automatic creation of user home directories in the filesystem, by setting ensure_home_directory to false in the [desktop] [[auth]] section of the hue.ini file.
  • Service verifier


This MapR release includes the following fixes on the base release:
GitHubCommitNumber Date (YYYY-MM-DD)

MapR Fix Number and Description

54cddb8 2021-01-12 MHUE-436 Make creation of users home directory configurable (fix for Hue 4.6)
bfa33a4 2021-02-10 MHUE-444 Upgrade virtualenv to 16.7.10 to fix PIP CVE vulnerability (fix for Hue 4.6)
afe0cc8 2021-02-12 MHUE-451 Various vulnerabilities in Hue (fix for Hue 4.6)
736efa2 2021-04-06 MHUE-455 Add service verifier to Hue package
3787ba0 2021-04-08 MHUE-459 Use CentOS 7 image to build Hue 4.6 to resolve SLES 15 issues
For complete details, refer to the commit log for this project in GitHub.

Known Issues and Limitations

  • MapR does not support the integration between Hue 4.6.0 and the following components:
    • Solr Search
    • ZooKeeper
  • Integration between Hue 4.6.0 and Sentry 1.7 is supported on secure clusters that use Kerberos authentication, but it is not supported on secure clusters that use MapR-SASL authentication.
  • MHUE-209 Hue cannot create a table from *.csv file via importer from ADLS.
  • Hue uses python parquet lib to read parquet files. This library does not support all possible parquet formats.
  • When the [notebook] section of the hue.ini contains a Drill entry that precedes the Hive entry, the Table Browser uses the Drill back end. This can be turned off by changing the force_hs2_metadata=true setting in the [metastore] section of the hue.ini file.
NOTE In Hue 4.3.0-1912, support for the integration of Drill with the Table Browser in Hue was added as an experimental feature.