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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [LANG] 3.0 status
Date Sat, 12 Dec 2009 13:18:36 GMT
On 12/12/2009, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
> Updating status again.
>
>  * 103 resolved issues out of 161. From Sep 6 we resolved 38 issues and
>  had 30 new ones.
>  * 78 contributors involved in the resolved issues, 80 patches and 511 comments.
>  * I believe we now have 3 issues that would benefit from JDK 1.6. Sun
>  have "end of life"d Java 1.5, though presumably there are other
>  vendors who haven't. Personally I still lean towards becoming 1.6
>  dependent.

Which are these?
Could LANG still be built to be 1.5 compatible, apart from the code
that uses the 1.6 features?

Seems to me that going from a minimum of Java 1.2 for 2.x to Java 1.6
for lang 3.x is a huge leap.

>  * Still lots to work on. Here's a short list of very approachable
>  issues (be they simple or tricky):
>
>  https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-288 - bit of original code
>  to do. Fairly involved.
>  https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-521 - support "2." in NumberUtils.
>  https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-426 - possible new feature
>  for StrTokenizer.
>  https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-405 - needs unit test/bugfixing
>  https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-403 - fun bit of code
>
>  Collections continues to look inactive and I've got my eye on a few
>  pieces there for 'rescuing' into Lang. I especially think the
>  Comparator bits would be a better fit in Lang. (LANG-532).
>
>  Major changes since Sep:
>
>  * Package name changed to lang3
>  * Maven groupId changed (org.apache.commons)
>  * Reverting of EqualsBuilder to not treat BigDecimal specially
>
>  https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&&pid=12310481&updated%3Aafter=6%2FSep%2F09&status=5&status=6&sorter/field=updated&sorter/order=DESC
>
>  Notable on-going work:
>
>  * Validate being overhauled
>  * New concurrent package being developed
>
>  https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&&pid=12310481&fixfor=12311714&resolution=-1&sorter/field=priority&sorter/order=DESC
>
>  Hen
>
>
>  On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 3:37 PM, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > Thought I'd share the status of Lang 3.0.
>  >
>  > * 65 resolved issues out of 131. Basically around 50% of the way there.
>  > * 65 contributors involved, with 55 patches and 340 comments. Thanks
>  > to everyone out there for the work so far.
>  > * First commit on 25 Mar 2008, so about 18 months along now. That was
>  > one week after the last release (2.4).
>  >
>  > Ideally... March 2010 would be a great time to see 3.0 come out. :)
>  >
>  > I've started moving some issues to 3.x that don't have anything
>  > actionable. Things like "Maybe add a RegexUtils?" etc. Basically
>  > ideas.
>  >
>  > There's one JDK 1.6 dependent issue in there. WIth a circa March 2010
>  > release, I think that's a fine dependency given that 1.5 goes end of
>  > life in Nov 2008.
>  >
>  > There are a good range of simple and complex issues in there to work on.
>  >
>  > Hen
>  >
>
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