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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release BCEL 6.0 based on RC3
Date Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:11:09 GMT
On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 7:04 PM, Ben McCann <ben@benmccann.com> wrote:

> Would it be possible to release 6.0 now and release Mark's patches as 6.1
> or 7.0? I'm concerned it may be quite a long time before his patches are
> committed since they are not actively being reviewed and there is no
> activity on them for the past couple weeks.
>
> There is little downside to frequent releases in my experience. Infrequent
> releases on the other hand can be a source of frustration as it means it
> can be quite difficult to use the code that has been committed.


+1

Gary


> This is the
> exact reason the node.js community was splintered and the io.js fork was
> created. While end users can easily build from source it can become
> extremely difficult when there are multiple transitive dependencies relying
> on the library. Users end up having to maintain patched versions not only
> of BCEL but of the libraries that depend on BCEL which means there can be
> quite a bit of overhead. As the length of time between releases grows the
> number of custom patches each user has to separately maintain in each
> library depending on BCEL grows. Right now it has been nine years.
>
> Thanks,
> Ben
>  On Feb 10, 2015 1:53 AM, "Ben McCann" <ben@benmccann.com> wrote:
>
> > Great, thanks for the update!
> >
> > Btw, for those not familiar with which issues those are, here's a list of
> > the ones Mark raised that are not yet resolved:
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-79
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-195
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-196
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-197
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-198
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-199
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-200
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-201
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-202
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-205
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-206
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-208
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BCEL-209
> >
> > Thanks!
> > -Ben
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 11:32 PM, Emmanuel Bourg <ebourg@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Le 09/02/2015 06:29, chengas123 a écrit :
> >>
> >> > BCEL really needs the 6.0 release to be cut or it will no longer be
> >> > compatible with any supported version of Java. Would anyone be able to
> >> cut a
> >> > new release?
> >>
> >> I will once the issues raised by Marks Roberts are addressed.
> >>
> >> Emmanuel Bourg
> >>
> >>
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