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From Ben McCann <...@benmccann.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release BCEL 6.0 based on RC3
Date Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:59:22 GMT
+mark

Mark, do any of your pending changes break binary compatibility? If so, do
you mind sharing which do and which don't. It could be nice to release a
6.0 now and then release a 6.1 with your changes and any bug fixes for
issues discovered in 6.0

Thanks,
Ben


On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 10:45 PM, Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org>
wrote:

> 2015-02-19 5:11 GMT+01:00 Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com>:
>
> > 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
> >
>
> If those changes don't imply breaking binary compatibility we can include
> them in 6.1.
>
>
> >
> > 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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