Today I dropped a release of Impala 1.0M2.
It is mostly an incremental release, with a few relatively minor enhancements and bug fixes, but there is one significant feature: a mechanism for allowing module metadata to be contained within the module, instead of being externally specified, as in previous releases. I will post a bit more detail on this feature, as it does make specifying modules more intuitive and concise, as soon as time constraints ease. This change is covered in this issue report, and does involve minor backward incompatible changes.
A total of 20 issues are covered in this release. The full set are covered in this search. Enjoy.