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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [bcel] Next release
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:57:45 GMT
Either version # is fine with me.

Gary


On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 8:40 AM, Torsten Curdt <tcurdt@vafer.org> wrote:

> Go go go! Thanks for looking into this :)
>
> IIRC there is so much stuff fixed and changed from 5.2 - I think
> calling it 6.0 expresses this better than 5.3.
> Especially with the changes to the visitor interface.
>
> cheers,
> Torsten
>
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Emmanuel Bourg <ebourg@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm currently working on the migration to Java 8 in Debian and several
> > packages are broken due to the lack of invokedynamic support in BCEL 5.2
> > (the dreaded ClassFormatException: Invalid byte tag in constant pool:
> > 18). I think it's high time for a release. Even if the current code
> > isn't perfect it's far better than BCEL 5.2 (there are ~60 issues fixed
> > in JIRA).
> >
> > The code on the trunk isn't fully compatible with the previous release
> > due to the addition of methods to the Visitor interface. By Commons
> > standards we would usually change the package, however I think it's safe
> > to keep the org.apache.bcel package as is. The Visitor interface is
> > never implemented directly, I have found that projects always extend the
> > EmptyVisitor class instead. I've rebuilt several projects using BCEL
> > (ant, ant-contrib, clirr, clirr-maven-plugin, ha-jdbc, jbossas, jibx,
> > mx4j, xalan, maven-shared-jar, robocode) and they all worked fine with
> > the current snapshot.
> >
> > The code on the trunk is numbered 6.0, are we ok with that or should we
> > use 5.3 for the next release?
> >
> > Emmanuel Bourg
> >
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