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From "Jeffrey Brekke" <ekke...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Commons Net 1.4.x Service Release?
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2008 03:10:57 GMT
I am willing to help where I can.

On Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 5:21 PM, Rory Winston <rwinston@eircom.net> wrote:
> Hi Martin
>
>  Sorry for the late reply. It's been a busy year for me, and I am having
>  trouble allocating sufficient time to [net] at the moment to close off
>  the remaining issues and schedule a release, hence the delay. There seem
>  to be a trickle of bug reports, but unfortunately not much manpower
>  available to fix them. I was hoping to have a release out long before
>  now, but unfortunately this has not been the case. If I can find another
>  interested party to assist with a release, then we can potentially get a
>  1.4.x and 2.0 release out shortly.
>
>
>
>  Cheers
>  Rory
>
>  Oberhuber, Martin wrote:
>  > Hello Rory,
>  >
>  > it's been some time since we've had contact regarding
>  > a commons net 1.4.x service release.
>  >
>  > In fact I have applied the patches mentioned below
>  > that we needed to our own branch of commons net, and
>  > deployed them with Eclipse. So yes, these patches are
>  > tested and known to be good.
>  >
>  > Eclipse is now going the next round of release train,
>  > and I'd be interested to get these fixes into an
>  > officially released version. It looks like others
>  > need such a patch version too:
>  >
>  >     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NET-68?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=12559761#action_12559761
]
>  >
>  > Is there a chance to get a commons net 1.4.x release
>  > any time soon?
>  >
>  > Thanks,
>  > --
>  > Martin Oberhuber, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Wind River
>  > Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member
>  > http://www.eclipse.org/dsdp/tm
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >> -----Original Message-----
>  >> From: Rory Winston [mailto:rwinston@eircom.net]
>  >> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 11:13 PM
>  >> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
>  >> Subject: Re: Commons Net 1.4.x Service Release?
>  >>
>  >> Hi Martin (and anyone else who may have commented on this topic)
>  >>
>  >> I have been working on and off (not so much recently due to lack of
>  >> time) on a release for commons-net. I was planning to make
>  >> a 2.0 release and not specifically release from the 1.4
>  >> branch, however,
>  >> it looks like this may now be necessary. I dont have a lot of time
>  >> at the moment (in fact I had planned an initial 2.0 release for a few
>  >> months ago initially).
>  >>
>  >> It may be possible to do a 1.4.x release before 2.0 - this is
>  >> probably
>  >> what you will want, as 2.0 will work on a 1.5+ JVM only.
>  >> Before we look at
>  >> this however, are you sure that these bug fixes you list
>  >> below fix the
>  >> errors you are seeing? Have you verified with a suitable
>  >> source build or
>  >> nightly?
>  >>
>  >> Cheers
>  >> Rory
>  >>
>  >>
>  >> Oberhuber, Martin wrote:
>  >>
>  >>> Dear Commons Community,
>  >>>
>  >>> For our Eclipse project DSDP-TM (for an URL, see
>  >>> my signature below), we're picking up Commons Net
>  >>> 1.4.1 in order to provide remote FTP access. This
>  >>> is being used in a number of places, including
>  >>> transparent management of remote web servers.
>  >>>
>  >>> We've recently come across a bug where the FTP
>  >>> connection deadlocks, approximately once out
>  >>> of 20 uploads:
>  >>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=202758
>  >>>
>  >>> We've been able to track this down to two known
>  >>> bugs in Commons Net, which have been fixed about
>  >>> a year ago:
>  >>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NET-3
>  >>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NET-73
>  >>>
>  >>> Without these fixes, our tool is pretty useless
>  >>> for FTP, and we cannot see a workaround for the
>  >>> issue. So we really really need the fixes! But
>  >>> just picking up the patches is not easily possible
>  >>> for us, due to IP cleanliness reasons we'd much
>  >>> prefer a real service release of Commons Net.
>  >>>
>  >>> Looking at the Release Notes embedded in the recent
>  >>> nightlies (Commons Net 1.5-Snapshot), it looks like
>  >>> an 1.4.x service release had been planned at some
>  >>> point but never actually done.
>  >>>
>  >>> Would it be possible to have a Commons Net 1.4.2
>  >>> Service Release? Or what else are the release
>  >>> plans for Commons Net?
>  >>>
>  >>> Thanks a lot for any insight!
>  >>>
>  >>> Cheers,
>  >>> --
>  >>> Martin Oberhuber
>  >>> Wind River Systems, Inc.
>  >>> Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member
>  >>> http://www.eclipse.org/dsdp/tm
>  >>>
>  >>>
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Jeffrey D. Brekke
Wisconsin,  USA

brekke at apache dot org
ekkerbj at gmail dot com
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