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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [bcel] Next release
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:23:12 GMT
There is a huge difference between 4 and 5.
But Java 6 does not offer much, so I say stick with Java 5 unless the
code needs Java 6.

On 25 April 2014 23:09, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
> We should update the JRE requirement to a least java 6.
>
> G
>
> <div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>
</div><div>Date:04/25/2014  17:50  (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: Commons
Developers List <dev@commons.apache.org> </div><div>Subject: Re: [bcel]
Next release </div><div>
> </div>Also, JDK 1.4 is really old now; it's highly unlikely that anyone is
> stuck on it.
>
> But if there are other significant changes I don't object to a major
> version bump.
>
> On 25 April 2014 15:49, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
>> FWIW: We've changed Java requirements in minor releases before.
>>
>> Gary
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:47 AM, Dave Brosius <dbrosius@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>> I think it should be 6.0 since we've changed from requiring jdk1.4 to
>>> jdk1.5 and that really shouldn't be done on a point release.
>>>
>>> ---
>>> <br type="_moz" />
>>>
>>>
>>> On 2014-04-25 08:57, Gary Gregory wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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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