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From Benedikt Ritter <brit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [BeanUtils] Plans for BeanUtils and BeanUtils2
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:25:18 GMT
Hi Jörg


2013/2/20 Jörg Schaible <Joerg.Schaible@scalaris.com>

> Hi Benedikt,
>
> Benedikt Ritter wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'd like to discuss how the development of [BeanUtils] and [BeanUtils2]
> > can be continued.
> >
> > The last release of BeanUtils (1.8.3) is now nearly 3 years ago and there
> > are 92 open issues in JIRA.
> > OTOH we've put quiet some effort into [BeanUtils2]. There are some issues
> > that have to be addressed* but the API is in a good shape.
> > But [BeanUtils2] is also a complete redesign of the API that is binary
> > incompatible with [BeanUtils].
> >
> > Keeping this in mind I propose the following:
> > - promote [BeanUtils2] to proper; move it to a 2.0 branch in the
> beanutils
> > svn subtree.**
> > - fix all issues that can be fixed without breaking BC in [BeanUtils] to
> > push out a last bug fix release for users that don't want to swtich to a
> > new API.
> > - Make clear that BeanUtils 1.8.4 will be the last release of  the 1.x
> > line.
> >
> > WDYT?
>
> Sounds perfectly reasonable. If you have only maintenance stuff 1.8.4 is
> fine. If you intent to add new features for the 1.x line, you might better
> call it 1.9.0 after all this years.
>

Okay, I'll try to review the open issues this weekend.


>
> >
> > Benedikt
> >
> > * Some JavaDoc is still missing and we have to take a look at the
> caching.
> > AFAIK WeakHashMap is not the best choice for an in-memory-cache. We'll
> > discuss this in a separate thread.
> > ** I don't know the exact formal process for this. What has to be done to
> > promote a component to proper? Does there have to be a formal vote by the
> > PMC?
>
> Not sure for this special case either. Actually you're not promoting a new
> component. However, you may look into the archives, IIRC Simo had the same
> case for the last major release of digester.
>

I'll ask Simo what he has done for digister.

Thanks a lot!
Benedikt


>
> Cheers,
> Jörg
>
>
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