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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [codec] Moving on to codec 2.0
Date Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:40:43 GMT
On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Jörg Schaible <joerg.schaible@gmx.de>wrote:

> Hi Jochen,
>
> Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 9:23 PM, Julius Davies <juliusdavies@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> I'm confused.  We support streaming for Base64 since codec-1.4 (and
> >> now Base32 since codec-1.5).  You committed the Base64InputStream
> >> patch, Jochen!
> >>
> >> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CODEC-69
> >>
> >> Is there other streaming you would like to see in commons-codec?
> >
> >
> > Sure, you still dropped a lot of functionality when copying the stuff
> > from ws-commons. The Encoder and Decoder classes from ws-commons are
> > way more abstract and generic than the current codec stuff is and the
> > SAXEncoder is just one example where this is actually useful. Not to
> > mention StAX, NIO, and a lot of other places where streaming codecs
> > might be useful.
>
> Nothing of this (including minimum requirement of Java 5) requires
> automatically 2.x. As long as the API is *upward* binary compatible, you
> can
> improve the implementation using this features, adding new methods or new
> classes. Even generics can be added to some extend in a binary compatible
> way. This has been done for dbcp and there we deliver due to JDBC 3/4 even
> two versions.
>

I feels like jumping to Java 5 is important enough to go to calling it 2.0.
We could keep it 1.6 until something breaks...

Gary


> Therefore is the question of Sebb not so limiting as you seem to imply.
>
> - Jörg
>
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Gary

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