Skip to content


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
Download ZIP


Alexander Pivovarov edited this page · 24 revisions
Clone this wiki locally


Hue is a Web application for interacting with Apache Hadoop. It supports a file and job browser, Hive, Pig, Impala, Spark, Oozie, HBase, Solr, Sqoop2, ZooKeeper and more:


To build and run hue 3.6.0 with apache hadoop 2.4.1
$ git clone
(Notice! releases/tag/release-3.6.0 is unstable, It’s better to build from latest master. I built from Aug 7, 87d6b2da1 – it’s stable)

$ cd hue

$ vi maven/pom.xml

change hadoop.version to 2.4.1
replace hadoop-core with hadoop-common
set hadoop-test version to 1.2.1

remove files which need hadoop mr1

$ rm desktop/libs/hadoop/java/src/main/java/org/apache/hadoop/mapred/

$ rm desktop/libs/hadoop/java/src/main/java/org/apache/hadoop/thriftfs/

build hue $ make apps

configure hue $ vi desktop/conf/pseudo-distributed.ini

run hue server in dev mode $ build/env/bin/hue runserver

Getting Hue

You can download Hue from this repository. Please follow the instruction in README.rst on build and installation. The repository version is under continuous development and is not as stable as a packaged release.

Hue works with Cloudera’s Distribution For Hadoop (download available at, and the main other distribution or upstream Hadoop.

Additional Resources


Hue has two mailing lists:

  • – For questions and discussion on usage, troubleshooting, etc. If you are using Hue, please subscribe here.
  • – Discussion regarding development of Hue itself. If you are interested in contributing to Hue, please subscribe here.

Getting Involved

You can get involved in making Hue better in many different ways, from providing usage feedback to implementing the next super-duper application to improving the UI look and feel. Hue’s bug tracker is at Patches are welcome.

For information on how to do code reviews, as well as instructions to submit a CCLA, please see Contribute-to-Hue


Hue is free software made available under the Apache License, version 2.0. Hue contains external sources (in labelled directories), with different compatible licenses. The list of external sources is summarized in ext/thirdparty/

Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.