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From Benedikt Ritter <>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Commons Lang 3.3 released!
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:56:05 GMT
The Apache Commons Team is pleased to announce the release of Apache
Commons Lang 3.3.

The Apache Commons Lang open source software library provides a host of
helper utilities for the java.lang API, notably String manipulation
methods, basic numerical methods, object reflection, concurrency, creation
and serialization and System properties. Additionally it contains basic
enhancements to java.util.Date and a series of utilities dedicated to help
with building methods, such as hashCode, toString and equals.

3.3 is fully binary compatible to the last release. No client code changes
are required to migrate from version 3.2.1 to 3.3. Users of version 2.x
should consult the migration guide on the Commons Lang web site. The
minimum required JDK version for this release is 1.6.

Notable new features include:

o LANG-955:  Add methods for removing all invalid characters according to
             XML 1.0 and XML 1.1 in an input string to StringEscapeUtils.
             Thanks to Adam Hooper.
o LANG-637:  There should be a DifferenceBuilder with a
             ReflectionDifferenceBuilder implementation
o LANG-944:  Add the Jaro-Winkler string distance algorithm to StringUtils.
             Thanks to Rekha Joshi.
o LANG-417:  New class ClassPathUtils with methods for turning FQN into
             resource path

Source and binary distributions are available for download from the Apache
Commons download site:

When downloading, please verify signatures using the KEYS file available at
the above location when downloading the release.

Alternatively the release can be pulled via maven:

Full details of all the changes in 3.3 can be found in the changelog:

For complete information on Commons Lang, including instructions on how to
submit bug reports, patches, or suggestions for improvement, see the Apache
Commons Lang website:

Benedikt Ritter,
on behalf of the Apache Commons community


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