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From Ryan Hoegg <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Codec 1.1
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2003 19:51:44 GMT
A non-binding +1 from the xml-rpc team :)

Ryan Hoegg
ISIS Networks

O'brien, Tim wrote:

>While codec has never officially had a "1.0" release it has been in use
>outside of Jakarta Commons for a few months.  I propose that we release the
>initial "official release" of Codec under a "1.1" release.
>Here's some background:
>Codec's two main offerings are Base64 and Hex.  Base64 is a product of two
>implementations ( commons-httpclient and xml-rpc ) which had been
>maintaining separate copies of a Base64 implementation which had been
>developed in the Catalina codebase.   These separate implementations had
>diverged somewhat with bug fixes being applied to discard whitespace, and
>content chunking being introduced to adhere to the RFCs that deal with MIME
>attactments.  The Base64 class in org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64 is
>the result of a dialog between members of the httpclient and xml-rpc team.
>Codec also contains a number of useful language encoders - Soundex,
>Metaphone, RefinedSoundex.
>The release candidate can be downloaded from 
>Voting will take place on commons-dev. 
>I'll start this off with a +1.
>- Tim
>Codec 1.1 Release
>[ ] +1  I support this release and will help
>[ ] +0  I support this release but am unable to help
>[ ] -0  I do not support this release
>[ ] -1  I do not support this release and here are my reasons:

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