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Subject svn commit: r1749018 - /commons/proper/bcel/trunk/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Date Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:36:50 GMT
Author: britter
Date: Sat Jun 18 13:36:50 2016
New Revision: 1749018

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1749018&view=rev
Log:
Rewrite RELEASE-NOTES for upcoming release 6.0

Modified:
    commons/proper/bcel/trunk/RELEASE-NOTES.txt

Modified: commons/proper/bcel/trunk/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/commons/proper/bcel/trunk/RELEASE-NOTES.txt?rev=1749018&r1=1749017&r2=1749018&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- commons/proper/bcel/trunk/RELEASE-NOTES.txt (original)
+++ commons/proper/bcel/trunk/RELEASE-NOTES.txt Sat Jun 18 13:36:50 2016
@@ -1,165 +1,220 @@
-              Apache Commons BCEL 6.0 RELEASE NOTES
+              Apache Commons BCEL
+                  Version 6.0
+                RELEASE NOTES
 
-The Apache Commons BCEL team is pleased to announce the commons-bcel6-6.0 release!
+
+INTRODUCTION:
+
+The Apache Commons team is pleased to announce the release of
+Apache Commons BCEL 6.0!
 
 The Byte Code Engineering Library (BCEL) is intended to give users a convenient
 way to analyze, create, and manipulate compiled .class files. Classes are
 represented by objects containing all the symbolic information of the given
 class: methods, fields and byte code instructions.
 
-BCEL 6.0 is a major release supporting the new features introduced in Java 6, 7
-and 8. 
+Apache Commons BCEL 6.0 is a major release supporting the new features
+introduced in Java 6, 7 and 8.
 
 It requires Java 7 or higher to run.
 
 
-Compatibility with 5.2
-----------------------
+COMPATIBILITY with 5.2
+======================
 
-Binary compatible - No
+Binary compatible - not strictly compatible
+- The constant interface org.apache.bcel.Constants has been deprecated. Classes
+  which implemented this interface in 5.2 now use the constants defined in the
+  org.apache.bcel.Const class.
+- The constant interface org.apache.bcel.generic.InstructionConstants has been
+  deprecated. Classes which implemented this interface in 5.2 now use the
+  constants defined in the org.apache.bcel.generic.InstructionConsts class.
+- Return type of method 'public java.lang.Object getElementAt(int)' in
+  org.apache.bcel.verifier.VerifierFactoryListModel has been changed to
+  java.lang.String.
+- The BCEL classes do no longer implement java.io.Serializable.
 
 Source compatible - Yes, sort of;
- - Maven coordinates update:
-    org.apache.bcel:bcel:5.2 -> org.apache.commons:commons-bcel6:6.0
-
- - Rename package imports: 
-    org.apache.bcel -> org.apache.commons.bcel6
-
- - The org.apache.commons.bcel6.classfile.Visitor interface has been enhanced with
+ - The org.apache.bcel.classfile.Visitor interface has been enhanced with
    additional methods. If you implemented it directly instead of extending
    the EmptyVisitor class you'll have to implement the new methods.
 
 Semantic compatible - Yes, except:
- - BCEL handles new attributes such as code annotations that could only
+ - BCEL 6.0 handles new attributes such as code annotations that could only
    be processed by implementing a custom AttributeReader in the previous
    versions. Code relying on this behavior will have to be adjusted since
    the AttributeReader will no longer be called in these cases.
 
+For full information about API changes please see the extended Clirr report:
+
+    http://commons.apache.org/bcel/bcel5-bcel6-clirr-report.html
 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-Changes in this version include:
 
+NEW FEATURES:
+=============
 
-Fixed Bugs:
-o Bug fixes and improvements to InvokeDynamic and BootStrapMethods implementation.
-        Issue: BCEL-209. Thanks to Mark Roberts. 
-o Verification error when an invoke references a method defined in superclass.
-        Issue: BCEL-187. Thanks to Jérôme Leroux. 
-o Remove ObjectType cache.  Issue: BCEL-218. Thanks to chas. 
-o The verifier now checks if methods with a void return type attempt to return an
-        object.  Issue: BCEL-184. Thanks to Jérôme Leroux. 
-o The verifier now checks if methods with a void return type attempt to return an
-        object.  Issue: BCEL-184. Thanks to Jérôme Leroux. 
-o MethodGen.removeLocalVariable now properly unreference the removed variable
-        from the targetters of the instruction handlers delimiting the scope of 
-        the variable.  Issue: BCEL-207. Thanks to Mark Roberts. 
-o Utility.signatureToString() no longer throws a ClassFormatException on TypeVariables
-        found in generic signatures.  Issue: BCEL-197. Thanks to Mark Roberts. 
-o Removed the 'index' variable from the LocalVariableGen's hash code. 
-        Issue: BCEL-194. Thanks to Mark Roberts. 
-o The verifier should not check for run time compatibility of objects assigned to 
-        arrays.  Issue: BCEL-193. Thanks to Jérôme Leroux. 
-o Correct verification of the return value of a method.  Issue: BCEL-188. Thanks 
-        to Jérôme Leroux. 
-o Performance degradation with the UTF8 cache. getInstance no longer uses cache  
-        Issue: BCEL-186. 
-o org.apache.bcel.util.ClassLoaderRepository.loadClass(String) leaks input streams.
-        Issue: BCEL-181. 
-o Mistake in "Peephole optimizer" example at http://commons.apache.org/bcel/manual.html 
-        Issue: BCEL-28. 
-o BCEL cannot be used as java.system.class.loader  Issue: BCEL-74. 
-o XSLT transforms broken in Turkish Locale.  Issue: BCEL-77. 
-o java.lang.ClassFormatError: LVTT entry for 'local' in class file 
-        org/shiftone/jrat/test/dummy/CrashTestDummy does not match any LVT entry  
-        Issue: BCEL-79. 
-o ClassParser.parse() throws NullPointerException if class does not exist and 
-        ClassParser(String) constructor is used  Issue: BCEL-81. 
-o ArrayOutOfBoundsException in InstructionFinder  Issue: BCEL-85. 
-o Website: Incorrect URL for source; version 5.2 is not in the bug page  
-        Issue: BCEL-87.
-o bcelified method doesn't pass verification  Issue: BCEL-88. 
-o return type not verified by JustIce  Issue: BCEL-89. 
-o @since tag incorrect for Annotation classes in BCEL trunk  Issue: BCEL-94. 
-o InstructionFactory missing % operator for Float, Double  Issue: BCEL-95. 
-o Fields in Annotations and AnnotationEntry are inaccessible to subclasses  
-        Issue: BCEL-96. 
-o Add support for getResources to ClassPath  Issue: BCEL-97. 
-o Two source files in repository are empty  Issue: BCEL-98. 
-o Maven POM file calls in apache regex but code does not use it  Issue: BCEL-99. 
-o ClassParser throws unintelligible Exception  Issue: BCEL-100. 
-o verifier raises an AssertionViolatedException when done against Java 5 files
-        with generics/annotations  Issue: BCEL-101. 
-o Verifier fails in pass 2 with "Number of LocalVariableTable attributes of 
-        Code attribute" on static methods.  Issue: BCEL-102. 
-o ParameterAnnotationEntries are read not dumped  Issue: BCEL-107. 
-o RuntimeVisible Annotations duplicated  Issue: BCEL-108. 
-o ARRAYLENGTH incorrectly not StackConsumer  Issue: BCEL-112. 
-o Error in method search() defined in org.apache.bcel.util.InstructionFinder
-        Issue: BCEL-114. 
-o Deleting all instructions of a list shows wrong behaviour  Issue: BCEL-115. 
-o Make BCEL JAR OSGi compatible  Issue: BCEL-120. 
-o ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException thrown from TABLESWITCH.initFromFile  
-        Issue: BCEL-122. 
-o tableswitch/lookupswitch invalid alignment of 4-byte operands  Issue: BCEL-124.
-o Incorrect size calculation in InstructionFinder  Issue: BCEL-125. 
-o Class files containing "ParameterAnnotations" are dumped incorrectly  
-        Issue: BCEL-130. 
-o Class files containing "StackMapTable" attributes (on method code) are dumped
-        incorrectly  Issue: BCEL-131. 
-o org.apache.bcel.classfile.ClassParser: NullPointerException caused by fileopen 
-        failed  Issue: BCEL-132. 
-o org.apache.bcel.classfile.ClassParser: NullPointerException caused by invalid
-        filename  Issue: BCEL-133. 
-o ExecutionVisitor doesn't support Class constant type for LDC and LDC_W 
-        Issue: BCEL-134. 
-o BCELifier issue: BCELFactory fails to handle float and long constants.
-        Issue: BCEL-135. 
-o "Invalid method signature: TT;" when using MethodGen for a method having a
-        generic parameter  Issue: BCEL-137. 
-o FieldInstruction.getFieldSize() doesn't decode Type.getTypeSize() output.
-        Issue: BCEL-138. 
-o org.apache.bcel.generic.Instruction.equals(Object) does not follow 
-        Object.equals(Object) rules  Issue: BCEL-140. 
-o Select instructions should implement StackConsumer instead of StackProducer
-        Issue: BCEL-141. 
-o Fix CPL License issues with EnclosingMethod.java and 
-        LocalVariableTypeTable.java  Issue: BCEL-143. 
-o Type.getReturnTypeSize() doesn't decode Type.getTypeSize() output.
-        Issue: BCEL-145. 
-o SyntheticRepository.loadClass() fails to close the inputStream.
-        Issue: BCEL-146. 
-o BCELifier produces incorrect code for methods containing loads of class 
-        literals from constant pool  Issue: BCEL-148. 
-o Code attribute size not updated  Issue: BCEL-151. 
-o Incorrect link for Jasmin assembler language  Issue: BCEL-152. 
-o Examples not present in source or binary downloads  Issue: BCEL-153. 
-o ClassParser.parse() generates NPE if it cannot open the file  Issue: BCEL-154. 
-o InstConstraintVisitor does not handle class constants  Issue: BCEL-155. 
-o Pass3bVerifier crashes on empty methods  Issue: BCEL-156. 
-o LocalVariableGen.getLocalVariable() computes incorrect length  Issue: BCEL-159. 
-o Method does not have a method to access parameter annotations  Issue: BCEL-164. 
-o ClassPath.getResource does not correctly perform URL escaping  Issue: BCEL-167. 
-o ClassParser fails to parse JDK classes in Java 8: ClassFormatException: Invalid
-        byte tag in constant pool  Issue: BCEL-173. 
-o Verification of interfaces with default methods fails with Java 8
-        Issue: BCEL-174. 
-o When reading the number of parameters in a MethodParameters structure
-        only read a single byte as per the JVM specification.  Issue: BCEL-177. 
-
-Changes:
-o Major release of BCEL requires updating package name and maven coordinates.
-        Issue: BCEL-222. 
-o Make org.apache.bcel.classfile.ConstantPool.ConstantPool(DataInput) public.
-        Issue: BCEL-219. Thanks to Maxim Degtyarev. 
-o Add parent type processing for ClassPath class.  Issue: BCEL-76. 
-o Add support for getResource and getResourceAsStream to ClassPath  Issue: BCEL-83. 
-o Properly parse StackMapTable attributes in Java 6 classfiles  Issue: BCEL-92. 
-o Javadoc overhaul  Issue: BCEL-104. 
-o BCEL is unnecessarily slow  Issue: BCEL-119. 
-o Add support for INVOKEDYNAMIC and MethodHandles  Issue: BCEL-157. 
-o Why using unstable sort at MethodGen.getLocalVariables() ?  Issue: BCEL-160. 
-o Incorporate patch file from Findbugs  Issue: BCEL-163. 
-o Implement the MethodParameters attribute  Issue: BCEL-175. 
+o BCEL-272: Add constants for Java 9 class file version 53.
+
+FIXED BUGS:
+===========
+
+o BCEL-243: Type.getType() needs to understand TypeVariableSignature(s).
+o BCEL-271: FCONST pattern does not include FCONST_2.
+o BCEL-264: Add missing Node.accept() implementations (ConstantMethodHandle,
+            ConstantMethodType, ParameterAnnotationEntry).
+o BCEL-221: BCELifier is not working for Java8Example (incomplete).
+o BCEL-195: Addition of hashCode() to generic/Instruction.java breaks Targeters.
+            Never make distinct BranchInstructions compare equal.
+o BCEL-261: Select constructor allows partially constructed instance to escape.
+            Re-ordered code to delay the escape..
+o BCEL-259: Minor doc error in BranchInstruction.java.
+o BCEL-260: ClassDumper example duplicates field attribute types.
+o BCEL-258: No tests to check the output of dump methods.
+o BCEL-257: INVOKESPECIAL, INVOKESTATIC, INVOKEVIRTUAL need to define dump()
+            methods.
+o BCEL-254: Two more methods that would be nice to be public.
+o BCEL-245: Type class includes constants that reference subclasses.
+o BCEL-253: Pass 3b verifier is too strict.
+o BCEL-248: StackMapTable[Entry] should be removed and improvements merged into
+            StackMap[Entry].
+o BCEL-202: StackMap[Table]Entry.copy() needs to be deep; Improved support for
+            StackMaps.
+o BCEL-251: Pass3aVerifier visitANEWARRAY() does not allow 255 array dimensions.
+o BCEL-249: Check for max Short seems wrong.
+o BCEL-208: Need to check for an empty InstructionList.
+o BCEL-217: long type instructions are not searched by InstructionFinder using
+            regular expression.
+o BCEL-239: Interfaces should not be used to define constants.
+o BCEL-234: Code must not swallow Throwable.
+o BCEL-209: Bug fixes and improvements to InvokeDynamic and BootStrapMethods
+            implementation. Thanks to Mark Roberts.
+o BCEL-187: Verification error when an invoke references a method defined in
+            superclass. Thanks to Jérôme Leroux.
+o BCEL-218: Remove ObjectType cache. Thanks to chas.
+o BCEL-184: The verifier now checks if methods with a void return type attempt
+            to return an object. Thanks to Jérôme Leroux.
+o BCEL-184: The verifier now checks if methods with a void return type attempt
+            to return an object. Thanks to Jérôme Leroux.
+o BCEL-207: MethodGen.removeLocalVariable now properly unreference the removed
+            variable from the targetters of the instruction handlers delimiting
+            the scope of the variable. Thanks to Mark Roberts.
+o BCEL-197: Utility.signatureToString() no longer throws a ClassFormatException
+            on TypeVariables found in generic signatures. Thanks to
+            Mark Roberts.
+o BCEL-194: Removed the 'index' variable from the LocalVariableGen's hash code.
+            Thanks to Mark Roberts.
+o BCEL-193: The verifier should not check for run time compatibility of objects
+            assigned to arrays. Thanks to Jérôme Leroux.
+o BCEL-188: Correct verification of the return value of a method. Thanks
+            to Jérôme Leroux.
+o BCEL-186: Performance degradation with the UTF8 cache. getInstance no longer
+            uses cache.
+o BCEL-181: org.apache.bcel.util.ClassLoaderRepository.loadClass(String) leaks
+            input streams.
+o BCEL-28:  Mistake in "Peephole optimizer" example
+            at http://commons.apache.org/bcel/manual.html
+o BCEL-74:  BCEL cannot be used as java.system.class.loader.
+o BCEL-77:  XSLT transforms broken in Turkish Locale.
+o BCEL-79:  java.lang.ClassFormatError: LVTT entry for 'local' in class file
+            org/shiftone/jrat/test/dummy/CrashTestDummy does not match any LVT
+            entry
+o BCEL-81:  ClassParser.parse() throws NullPointerException if class does not
+            exist and ClassParser(String) constructor is used.
+o BCEL-85:  ArrayOutOfBoundsException in InstructionFinder.
+o BCEL-87:  Website: Incorrect URL for source; version 5.2 is not in the bug
+            page
+o BCEL-88:  bcelified method doesn't pass verification.
+o BCEL-89:  return type not verified by JustIce.
+o BCEL-94:  @since tag incorrect for Annotation classes in BCEL trunk.
+o BCEL-95:  InstructionFactory missing % operator for Float, Double.
+o BCEL-96:  Fields in Annotations and AnnotationEntry are inaccessible to
+            subclasses
+o BCEL-97:  Add support for getResources to ClassPath.
+o BCEL-98:  Two source files in repository are empty.
+o BCEL-99:  Maven POM file calls in apache regex but code does not use it.
+o BCEL-100: ClassParser throws unintelligible Exception.
+o BCEL-101: verifier raises an AssertionViolatedException when done against
+            Java 5 files with generics/annotations.
+o BCEL-102: Verifier fails in pass 2 with "Number of LocalVariableTable
+            attributes of Code attribute" on static methods.
+o BCEL-107: ParameterAnnotationEntries are read not dumped.
+o BCEL-108: RuntimeVisible Annotations duplicated.
+o BCEL-112: ARRAYLENGTH incorrectly not StackConsumer.
+o BCEL-114: Error in method search() defined in
+            org.apache.bcel.util.InstructionFinder
+o BCEL-115: Deleting all instructions of a list shows wrong behaviour.
+o BCEL-120: Make BCEL JAR OSGi compatible.
+o BCEL-122: ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException thrown from TABLESWITCH.initFromFile.
+o BCEL-124: tableswitch/lookupswitch invalid alignment of 4-byte operands.
+o BCEL-125: Incorrect size calculation in InstructionFinder.
+o BCEL-130: Class files containing "ParameterAnnotations" are dumped
+            incorrectly.
+o BCEL-131: Class files containing "StackMapTable" attributes (on method code)
+            are dumped incorrectly.
+o BCEL-132: org.apache.bcel.classfile.ClassParser: NullPointerException caused
+            by fileopen failed.
+o BCEL-133: org.apache.bcel.classfile.ClassParser: NullPointerException caused
+            by invalid filename.
+o BCEL-134: ExecutionVisitor doesn't support Class constant type for LDC and
+            LDC_W.
+o BCEL-135: BCELifier issue: BCELFactory fails to handle float and long
+            constants.
+o BCEL-137: "Invalid method signature: TT;" when using MethodGen for a method
+            having a generic parameter.
+o BCEL-138: FieldInstruction.getFieldSize() doesn't decode Type.getTypeSize()
+            output.
+o BCEL-140: org.apache.bcel.generic.Instruction.equals(Object) does not follow
+            Object.equals(Object) rules.
+o BCEL-141: Select instructions should implement StackConsumer instead of
+            StackProducer.
+o BCEL-143: Fix CPL License issues with EnclosingMethod.java and
+            LocalVariableTypeTable.java.
+o BCEL-145: Type.getReturnTypeSize() doesn't decode Type.getTypeSize() output.
+o BCEL-146: SyntheticRepository.loadClass() fails to close the inputStream.
+o BCEL-148: BCELifier produces incorrect code for methods containing loads of
+            class literals from constant pool.
+o BCEL-151: Code attribute size not updated.
+o BCEL-152: Incorrect link for Jasmin assembler language.
+o BCEL-153: Examples not present in source or binary downloads.
+o BCEL-154: ClassParser.parse() generates NPE if it cannot open the file.
+o BCEL-155: InstConstraintVisitor does not handle class constants.
+o BCEL-156: Pass3bVerifier crashes on empty methods.
+o BCEL-159: LocalVariableGen.getLocalVariable() computes incorrect length.
+o BCEL-164: Method does not have a method to access parameter annotations.
+o BCEL-167: ClassPath.getResource does not correctly perform URL escaping.
+o BCEL-173: ClassParser fails to parse JDK classes in Java 8:
+            ClassFormatException: Invalid byte tag in constant pool.
+o BCEL-174: Verification of interfaces with default methods fails with Java 8.
+o BCEL-177: When reading the number of parameters in a MethodParameters
+            structure only read a single byte as per the JVM specification.
+
+CHANGES:
+========
+
+o BCEL-211: Some additional clone methods should be public.
+o BCEL-127: Document that Instruction Factory returns singleton instances.
+o BCEL-198: better support for clone/copy methods.
+o BCEL-201: modify several toString methods to make output similar to "javap".
+o BCEL-205: add javadoc comments to LineNumber.java and LineNumberTable.java.
+o BCEL-212: Inconsistent toString() results.
+o BCEL-244: Update Java requirement from 5 to 7.
+o BCEL-219: Make org.apache.bcel.classfile.ConstantPool.ConstantPool(DataInput)
+            public. Thanks to Maxim Degtyarev.
+o BCEL-76:  Add parent type processing for ClassPath class.
+o BCEL-83:  Add support for getResource and getResourceAsStream to ClassPath.
+o BCEL-92:  Properly parse StackMapTable attributes in Java 6 classfiles.
+o BCEL-104: Javadoc overhaul.
+o BCEL-119: BCEL is unnecessarily slow.
+o BCEL-157: Add support for INVOKEDYNAMIC and MethodHandles.
+o BCEL-160: Why using unstable sort at MethodGen.getLocalVariables() ?
+o BCEL-163: Incorporate patch file from Findbugs.
+o BCEL-175: Implement the MethodParameters attribute.
+
+REMOVED:
+========
+o BCEL-242: Remove Serializable.
+o BCEL-110: Problem with JAXB if the bcel classloader is used; remove the broken
+            ClassLoader class.
 
 
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