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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject [VOTE] Release Commons IO 2.4-RC1
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:07:12 GMT
Hello All:

This is a VOTE to release Commons IO 2.4-RC1

Changes in this version include:

New features:
o IO-269:  Tailer locks file from deletion/rename on Windows. Thanks to
o IO-333:  Export OSGi packages at version 1.x in addition to 2.x. Thanks
to fmeschbe.
o IO-320:  Add XmlStreamReader support for UTF-32. Thanks to ggregory.
o IO-331:  BOMInputStream wrongly detects UTF-32LE_BOM files as
UTF-16LE_BOM files in method getBOM(). Thanks to ggregory.
o IO-327:  Add byteCountToDisplaySize(BigInteger). Thanks to ggregory.
o IO-326:  Add new FileUtils.sizeOf[Directory] APIs to return BigInteger.
Thanks to ggregory.
o IO-325:  Add IOUtils.toByteArray methods to work with URL and URI. Thanks
to raviprak.
o IO-324:  Add missing Charset sister APIs to method that take a String
charset name. Thanks to raviprak.

Fixed Bugs:
o IO-279:  Tailer erroneously considers file as new. Thanks to Sergio
Bossa, Chris Baron.
o IO-335:  Tailer#readLines - incorrect CR handling.
o IO-334:  FileUtils.toURLs throws NPE for null parameter; document the
o IO-332:  Improve tailer's reading performance. Thanks to liangly.
o IO-279:  Improve Tailer performance with buffered reads (see IO-332).
o IO-329:  FileUtils.writeLines uses unbuffered IO. Thanks to tivv.
o IO-319:  FileUtils.sizeOfDirectory follows symbolic links. Thanks to

Compatibility with 2.3:
Binary compatible: Yes.
Source compatible: Yes.
Semantic compatible: Yes.

Compatibility with 2.2 and 1.4:
Binary compatible: Yes.
Source compatible: No, see the rare case in
Semantic compatible: No, see the rare case in

Commons IO 2.4 requires JDK 1.6 or later.
Commons IO 2.3 requires JDK 1.6 or later.
Commons IO 2.2 requires JDK 1.5 or later.
Commons IO 1.4 requires JDK 1.3 or later.

This VOTE is open for at least 72 hours until June 15 2012 at 13:00 EST.

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Thank you,
Gary Gregory

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