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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release of Commons Lang 2.0 [take 2]
Date Sat, 23 Aug 2003 12:27:11 GMT
+1

----- Original Message -----
From: "Henri Yandell" <bayard@generationjava.com>
> We've already called a vote on this back in May, but a -1 that wanted us
> to include Lang.time caused us to delay and since then we've been dealing
> with more minutae.
>
> So, without further ado, I'll repeat my call for a VOTE last May. The
> information on what has changed below is largely the same as it was in
> May.
>
> The largest change since May not reflected below is a big push on Unit
> Tests [thanks to Clover's superb visualisation, we've got about 88%
> coverage in Clover] and documentation [thanks to Maven and JDiff].
>
> ========================================================================
>
> Our t's are dotted and our i's are crossed, so we'd like to make a
> release of Commons Lang 2.0.
>
> [ ] +1   I support Commons Lang 2.0
> [ ] +0   Huh? Sure, let me sleep.
> [ ] -0   Lang? Sounds bad.
> [ ] -1   I hate you guys.
>
> [http://www.apache.org/~bayard/lang2.0/ contains what I am planning to use
> as the build, we will not be using Maven as the site for 2.0, but I
> generate it for reference]
>
> What's not going:
> ----------------
>
> lang.functor has been removed from Lang. Collections will gain what it
> needs and [Functor] will be looked to for the complete functor-style
> solution.
>
> lang.reflect is not ready yet.
>
> lang.util.Identifier is not ready yet.
>
> New maven configuration with the aim of moving Lang to a mavenised site.
>
> What's new:
> ----------
>
> lang.math.* package, which contains Range classes, RandomUtils and a
> Fraction class.
>
> In the top level package, we see a series of additions. There are a set of
> reusable Exceptions which provide slightly tighter meaning than their
> Commons Lang superclasses, IllegalClassException and
> NotImplementedException are examples of these. We also see the addition of
> more Utils classes:
>
> ArrayUtils
> BooleanUtils
> ClassUtils
> StringEscapeUtils
> StringPrintWriter
> WordUtils
>
> We also see the addition of
>
> Validate class [akin to JUnit Assert in style] and BitField from the old
> Commons Util project [as created by POI].
>
> What's changed:
> --------------
>
> ToStringBuilder has gained an inner class.
> builder.* packages have gained new methods
> NumberUtils has a series of constants, LONG_ZERO, LONG_ONE etc.
> StringUtils has a series of new methods.
> The order in which a nested exception is printed has been reversed and a
> static legacy option left to reverse it the other way if desired. This
> now matches JDK 1.4 direction.
>
> What's gone:
> -----------
>
> lang.NumberRange is gone as it has now moved into the math subpackage.
>
> The release:
> -----------
>
> Following a successful vote, the PMC will be notified of the desire to
> release and the instructions at
> http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/releases/ followed to create a
> release. A changelog with 'jardiff' will be included and JDiff will be
> used to generate a site showing changes [as shown in
>
http://www.apache.org/~bayard/commons-lang-2.0/Commons-Lang-1.0.1-to-2.0/cha
nges.html].
>
> Hen
>
>
>
>
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