Spark Release 2.3.1

Spark 2.3.1 is a maintenance release containing stability fixes. This release is based on the branch-2.3 maintenance branch of Spark. We strongly recommend all 2.3.x users to upgrade to this stable release.

You can consult JIRA for the detailed changes.

Changes of behavior

  • SQL
    • SPARK-23173: all fields from schemas provided to the from_json() are now forced to be nullable. The original behavior can be restored by setting spark.sql.fromJsonForceNullableSchema=false.

We would like to acknowledge all community members for contributing patches to this release.

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