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From Gary Gregory <GGreg...@seagullsoftware.com>
Subject RE: VFS release
Date Mon, 29 Nov 2010 20:32:27 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ralph Goers [mailto:ralph.goers@dslextreme.com]
> Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2010 17:51
> To: Commons Developers List
> Subject: VFS release
> 
> I've gone through Jira and tried to make fixes where it looked like they would
> require changes that could impact binary compatibility.
> 
> There are many bugs related to the FTP variants and after taking several
> passes I've decided to hold off for the time being. Most of the code either
> isn't thread safe or implements concurrency in a manner that is difficult for
> me to understand what it is trying to do. FtpFileObject synchronizes on the
> file system which creates a huge bottleneck and without understanding how
> commons net works it isn't clear to me why this is being done the way it is.
> It almost feels like someone just tried to make it thread safe by brute force.
> OTOH, SftpFileObject doesn't synchronize on anything which looks problematic
> to me. But I have no familiarity with jsch so I suppose I could not be
> understanding something.
> 
> However, I don't believe addressing these issues will impact binary
> compatibility so at this point I think I'm ready to try again to release 2.0.
> 
> WDYT?

There are some cosmetic items I'd like to fix up (unused imports, etc)

Gary

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> Ralph
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