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From robert burrell donkin <rdon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT][Betwixt] Betwixt Release 0.6.1 RC3 Available
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2005 20:14:52 GMT
On Thu, 2005-06-09 at 10:51 +1200, Simon Kitching wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 23:22 +0100, robert burrell donkin wrote:
> >  
> > > ======================= other
> > > 
> > > The src distro builds fine with Java1.5 on Linux (debian 3.1).
> > > 
> > > Unfortunately, there are ?? unit test failures when using java 1.3.1:
> > >  TEST org.apache.commons.betwixt.strategy.TestConversionFlavour FAILED
> > >  TEST org.apache.commons.betwixt.schema.TestSchemaGeneration FAILED
> > >  TEST org.apache.commons.betwixt.io.read.TestBindTimeTypeMapping FAILED
> > >  TEST org.apache.commons.betwixt.io.read.TestMaps FAILED
> > >  TEST org.apache.commons.betwixt.recursion.TestSharedIDGeneration FAILED
> > >  TEST org.apache.commons.betwixt.derived.TestWriteClass FAILED
> > > 
> > > They look like real failures; some of the output is shown below.
> > 
> > not sure whether they are real failures or not. a lot of the tests are
> > *very* sensitive to changes in undocumented introspection symantics
> > (such as ordering of methods) and have had a history of failing on
> > different JVM's. i would have expected to have had some feedback from
> > users by now if there were major problems on 1.5. 
> > 
> > i'm inclined to push this release out as is since there are users who
> > need a formal release with the extra functionality urgently and worry
> > about 1.5 compatibility later. 
> 
> The info above shows that the tests *work* on 1.5, but *fail* on 1.3.

knew i should have turned in earlier :)

> As you say, these are probably due to method ordering and are problems
> with the tests rather than with the code. But it's hard to be sure. 
> 
> At the very least, I think the release notes need to state that this
> release may not work on java 1.3.

i think thomas is right and probably this should be the 1.7 release
(rather than 1.6.1) which means a vote. so, everything will be delayed a
few days. which will probably give me a chance to take a look into this
issue (i hope).

- robert


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