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From Thomas Neidhart <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release of commons-email-1.3 based on RC6
Date Sun, 16 Dec 2012 17:58:31 GMT
On 12/16/2012 06:43 PM, Phil Steitz wrote:
> Artifacts look good.
> Sigs are good, key is in KEYS.
> Following are blockers IMO:
> 1) I am getting the test failures below though, running under:
> Apache Maven 2.2.1 (r801777; 2009-08-06 12:16:01-0700)
> Java version: 1.6.0_37
> Java home:
> /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home
> Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: MacRoman
> OS name: "mac os x" version: "10.7.5" arch: "x86_64" Family: "mac"

this has already been observed by other people before, and it is most
likely related to a buggy DNS server in your environment. The unit tests
try resolve an invalid url (http://example.invalid), which seems to
succeed in your case. You can test it yourself by typing the url in your

I am already in favor of changing the unit test to prevent such issues
again in the future, but imho this is not blocking a release.

> 2) There are missing @since tags for the methods added to the Email
> class.
> Not a blocker, but should be fixed:
> 3) Release notes refer to obsolete Sun URLs.  These (sadly,
> typically) redirect to pages of no real value in finding the
> artifacts that they used to point to.  I would drop the URLs and
> reference to Sun.

I will fix the other things.



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