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From Jörg Schaible <joerg.schai...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Commons IO 2.0 based on RC5
Date Mon, 18 Oct 2010 23:37:10 GMT
Hi Niall,

Niall Pemberton wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 4:01 PM, Jörg Schaible <joerg.schaible@gmx.de>
> wrote:
>> Hi Niall,
>>
>> Niall Pemberton wrote:
>>
>>> I have prepared Commons IO 2.0 RC5. The main changes since RC4 was to
>>> rename the FilesystemObserver/Monitor to
>>> FileAlterationObserver/Monitor and improvements to the test coverage.
>>>
>>> The RC3 changes were improvements to some tests which were causing
>>> intermittent failures in Gump & Continuum and JavaDoc improvements.
>>> For details about Continuum builds/failures, see:
>>> http://people.apache.org/~niallp/io-2.0/IOFailures.html
>>>
>>> The distro is here:
>>> http://people.apache.org/~niallp/io-2.0-rc5/
>>>
>>> Release Notes:
>>> http://people.apache.org/~niallp/io-2.0-rc5/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
>>>
>>> Site:
>>> http://people.apache.org/~niallp/io-2.0-rc5/site/
>>>
>>> Maven Stuff:
>>> http://people.apache.org/~niallp/io-2.0-rc5/maven/
>>>
>>> Some Notes:
>>>
>>> * There is one error on the clirr report - which is a false positive
>>> (a generic method that is erased)
>>> http://people.apache.org/~niallp/io-2.0-rc4/site/clirr-report.html
>>> * Links to the JavaDoc versions on the site don't work (they will when
>>> its deployed to the right location)
>>
>>
>> The Sun JDKs and OpenJDK are fine, however the IMB JDKs make problems.
>> IBM JDK 1.5 does not like the OOME handling in the FileCleanerTestCase
>> and FileCleanerTrackingTestCase, while IBM JDK 1.6 has problems with the
>> WriterOutputStream handling UTF16.
> 
> Hi Jörg,
> 
> Thanks for testing - I logged a JIRA issue for this and put the
> details in that ticket:
> 
>     https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-253

It is good to track it.

> The short summary is that I believe the WriterOutputStream failure is
> a bug in IBM's JDK 1.6

There's a good chance, IBM's JDK 1.6 is based on Apache Harmony code ;-)

> and the memory problems with
> FileCleanerTrackingTestCase I can't investigate because I don't have
> access to IBM JDK 1.5

Yeah, this is funny. For Linux you can download freely down to 1.4.2.

> - but I believe this is an issue in the test
> rather than in FileCleanerTracking.

The only thin that's kinda strange is that the OOME cannot be caught, resp. 
it is not thrown properly.

> It would be nice for these tests to pass on IBM's JDKs - but I don't
> think it should block the release of Commons IO 2.0.

Fine with me. Voting is too late now ;-)

- Jörg


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