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Subject cvs commit: jakarta-commons/beanutils RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Date Wed, 21 Aug 2002 16:41:52 GMT
sanders     2002/08/21 09:41:52

  Modified:    beanutils RELEASE-NOTES.txt
  1.4.1 release prepbuild.xml
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.7       +4 -152    jakarta-commons/beanutils/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
  Index: RELEASE-NOTES.txt
  RCS file: /home/cvs/jakarta-commons/beanutils/RELEASE-NOTES.txt,v
  retrieving revision 1.6
  retrieving revision 1.7
  diff -u -r1.6 -r1.7
  --- RELEASE-NOTES.txt	13 Aug 2002 04:42:07 -0000	1.6
  +++ RELEASE-NOTES.txt	21 Aug 2002 16:41:52 -0000	1.7
  @@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
                             Commons BeanUtils Package
  -                                Version 1.4
  +                               Version 1.4.1
                                  Release Notes
  @@ -15,156 +15,8 @@
  -Initial checkin of a way to wrap DynaBean APIs around the rows in a 
  -java.sql.ResultSet, along with associated test cases and docco updates.
  -Please note that this does not support indexed or mapped properties.
  -See org.apache.commons.beanutils.ResultSetDynaClass and ResultSetIterator.
  -Added a new WrapDynaBean derivation, called ConvertingWrapDynaBean which will
  -perform type conversion when the set(name, value) method is called.  This is
  -particularly useful when using a DynaBean to wrap a bean and configuring it by
  -passing in Strings
  -Infrastructure Enhancements:
  -BeanUtils can now be built using Maven. 
  -See for more details.
  -DynaBeans Enhancements:
  -Update usage documentation to note the restrictions that are due to the fact
  -that the DynaBeans returned by iterator() are mapped directly to the current
  -row of the result set.  If you want to use the data outside the context of
  -what is supported, you need to copy it, so document one way to "clone" the
  -data with standard BasicDynaBean beans.
  -DynaProperty is now serializable.
  -BeanUtils Enhancements:
  -Add BeanUtils.copyProperties() and associated BeanUtils.copyProperty() method,
  -plus associated unit tests.  BeanUtils.copyProperties() is similar to
  -PropertyUtils.copyProperties(), but it attempts to perform type conversions
  -needed to adapt to differences between the two beans.  For example, it is 
  -common (especially in Struts applications) to use String properties in a form 
  -bean that receives values from an HTTP form, even though your corresponding 
  -model objects have int or boolean properties of the same name.  Now, you can 
  -call BeanUtils.copyProperties() and have these conversions (or any other 
  -conversions for which you have registered a Converter with 
  -ConvertUtils.register()) automatically.
  -BeanUtils.describe() now supports DynaBeans.
  -'NoSuchMethod for read only properties and NullPointer when populating
  -primitives' patch submitted by Tomas Viberg.  
  -Made BeanUtils.setProperty() public. This is a useful method for those wishing to
  -set a single property on a bean while still making use of the default conversion
  -ConvertUtils Enhancements:
  -Add standard String->Class converter, based on a patch provided by
  -Tomas Viberg.  The only tweak I did was to make the class loading attempt
  -to grab from the thread context class loader first (if it exists), and then
  -from the class loader that loaded the ClassConverter class.
  -Add new standard converters (and register them) for String to primitive
  -array conversions (for example, String --> int[]), as well as
  -String --> String[].  The syntax accepted by these converters is similar
  -to that accepted by a Java compiler doing array initializers, with the
  -following adjustments:
  -  * Only literal values of the appropriate type are recognized
  -    (i.e. no expressions)
  -  * Leading and trailing "{" and "}" are allowed, but optional
  -  * Commas between elements are considered to be whitespace,
  -    so that they are optional.
  -  Thus, you can initialize a three-element integer array with values
  -  1, 2, and 3 with any of the following String values.
  -    "{ 1, 2, 3}"
  -    "1, 2, 3"
  -    "{ 1 2 3 }"
  -    "1 2 3"
  -  Quoted strings embedded in the initial String (delimited with either single
  -  or double quotes) are recognized by the rules of the
  -  class.  This is particularly useful in the String --> String[] converter,
  -  where you can initialize array elements to a String that includes a comma
  -  or embedded quote character.
   MethodUtils Enhancements:
  -Enhance BeanUtils.copyProperties() and PropertyUtils.copyProperties() such
  -that, if the "origin bean" is a Map, it will be assumed to have keys that
  -are simple property names and values that are the corresponding property
  -values.  BeanUtils.copyProperties() will additionally pass property values
  -through an appropriate Converter.
  -Enhance standard array Converter implementations to deal with String arrays
  -as the input value.  They now create an output array of the same size, and
  -perform the appropriate String->primitive conversion for each element.
  -Add unit tests for copyProperties() when the origin bean is a Map.
  -New test cases for calling static methods.
  -Improved primitive type checking, including the ability to call methods
  -containing primitive parameters by passing the apropriate wrapping class
  -(eg Integer for int). 
  -PropertyUtils Enhancements:
  -Support mapped keys that have periods in them, so that things like this
  -will work correctly: 
  -  PropertyUtils.getProperty("mapped_property(");
  -Support an extension to the property expression syntax that is similar to
  -the way the EL in JSTL and JSP 2.0 works:  If property "a" is a Map, interpret
  -"a.b" the same as "a(b)".  This is similar to what the JSP/JSTL expression
  -does when interpreting "a.b" as "a['b']" if "a" is a Map.  
  -Make PropertyUtils.copyProperties() support a DynaBean as the "orig"
  -argument (it already worked as a "dest" argument).
  -PropertyUtils.describe() now supports DynaBeans.
  -9868  BeanUtils.populate() throws IllegalArgumentException when setting indexed 
  -      property as array.
  -10478 Can't use . (dot) in mapped properties
  -10655 Add ClassConverter to standard converters
  -10535 DynaActionForm, BeanUtils.populate, Unknown property 'multipartRequestHandler'
  -9582  Add "y/n" to BooleanConverter
  -8868  ConvertUtils.convert does not support zero-length arrays
  -8810  PropertyUtil.getPropertyType() should support MappedPropertyDecriptors
  +Optimized slow method by checking to see if the method can be found directly 
  +before going through all the class methods.

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