v0.3.0, released November 23rd, 2009

Cloudera Desktop 0.3.0 is an update release from the previous version 0.2.0. In this release, we have focused on ease of installation and system compatibility. Additionally, we have included one new application, allowing the administrator to manage users on the Hadoop cluster.


After installing Cloudera Desktop 0.3.0, the first username and password you use to log in will become your superuser account. After your first login, all subsequent accounts will have to be created through the User Manager application.


  • User Manager

Cloudera Desktop now includes a “User Manager” application, allowing cluster administrators to create and remove accounts for the members of their organization. Additionally, the default authentication mechanism now checks logins against this built in user database.

  • hadoop-0.20-conf-pseudo-desktop RPM and Debian packages

Cloudera now distributes a new package called hadoop-0.20-conf-pseudo-desktop. This package will install and configure pseudo-distributed Hadoop cluster as well as Cloudera Desktop on a single node.

Please see http://archive.cloudera.com/desktop/ for more information.


  • Python 2.4 Support

Cloudera Desktop has been backported to now run on Python version 2.4 or newer. This enables simpler installation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or CentOS 5.

  • Standalone Installation

The previous version of Cloudera Desktop depended on network access during the installation process. The Desktop RPMs and Debian packages are now able to be installed in a disconnected/secured environment without requiring network access.

  • Significant internal refactoring / SDK Development

Cloudera Desktop has undergone significant internal refactoring, working towards the goal of a publicly available Developer SDK. Several of the existing Desktop Applications have been refactored to use new reusable constructs, which we will be sharing with the community at large in the coming months.


  • The requirement of Firefox 3.5 has been relaxed to Firefox 3.0 or newer.