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From "Niall Pemberton" <>
Subject Re: [pool] Announcing Release Candidate 1 for Pool 1.3
Date Tue, 21 Mar 2006 19:25:45 GMT
I have a few comments on RC1

1) Its not obvious how to find the release notes for Pool 1.3 - can these be
included on the navigation menu or somewhere (and a reference in README.txt)
so that they're easier to find?

2) is not being included in the source distro.

3) There was a thread about md5 checksums a while back - apparently some md5
programs require an astix followed by the file name after the checksum:

4) The links on the changelog and file activity report are invalid. This is
a bug in the maven plugins, which may be resolved in a later version. One
way to get round this is to change to url in the repository element of
project.xml to point to the root subversion directory, rather than commons
pool (and since your using a custom "cvs-usage" report it shouldn't matter):


5) I noticed a number of jars I didn't recognise being downloaded:
msv-20050913.jar, isorelax-20050913.jar,  relaxngDatatype-20050913.jar and
xsdlib-20050913.jar and just wondered what they were for? Since I can't see
them referenced anywhere in pool I guess they must be for one of the

6) Theres a checkstyle config file in pool, but it doesn't appear to be used
(and isn't included in the source distro).

I ran the tests using maven with JDK 1.3.1_04  and JDK 1.4.2_05 on Windows
XP and they passed OK. On W2K the tests passed with JDK 1.4, but failed for
JDK 1.3 (TestGenericKeyedObjectPool failed on testEviction2). However my W2K
m/c is a bit flakey so I would ignore this unless someone else verifies it.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sandy McArthur" <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 6:50 AM

I've prepared Pool 1.3-rc1 at
I'd appreciate it if interested parties reviewed it and tested it with
their setup.

It's been a long time since Pool 1.2 was release and 1.3-rc1 contains
many fixes including ones that substantially change behavior. The most
intrusive fixes are in GenericObjectPool and if there are any
regressions they are most likely to be there.

Pool 1.3-rc1 targets the 1.3 JVM and removes Pool 1.2's the dependency
on Commons Collections so it should run on a stock Java 1.3 JVM.

According to Henri's Commons' Interdependencies[1] Dbcp and
Configuration are the two Commons components that depend on Pool. I
will be testing 1.3-rc1 with Dbcp under heavy load later this week at
work. If someone familiar with Configuration could check it with
1.3-rc1 I would appreciate it.

If after nobody raises any issues on Saturday the 25th I'll start a
vote to make this an official release.

Sandy McArthur

"He who dares not offend cannot be honest."
- Thomas Paine

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