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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [BCEL] 5.3 is going to be messy
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2016 01:09:11 GMT
On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 1:02 PM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 12:44 PM, Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I had a brief look at the state of BCEL wrt doing a last 5.x release.
>> Well,
>> it feels like that is going to be a mess:
>>
>> - We have @since 6.0 annotations all over the code.
>> - We have same deprecated classes - why if the code is currently in the
>> shape for the 6.0 release, there should be no deprecated stuff
>> - We have chances.xml which are talking about the next big 6.0 release.
>> - We have renamed package coordinates which make it hard to generate a
>> Clirr report.
>>
>> This will all have to be resolved before we can do the 5.3 release. I'm
>> currently wondering what might be the best way to push out the 5.x
>> release.
>> I think we should create the 5.x branch ASAP, so that the way is free for
>> work on the important stuff in trunk. Hopefully this will enable us to
>> implement the missing bits for Java 8 support and get the 6.0 release out
>> of the door soon.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>
> It seems like we are stuck in the middle b/w 6.0 and 5.3.
>
> How about letting bcel6 stand and finish 6.0? This makes Sebb's recent
> work a bit of a waste but might make migrating from 5.2 easier anyway.
>
> We can do the best we can for bcel6. We can do more clean ups and so on.
>
> Some users will migrate, others can be asked to provide patches to 5.2 for
> a 5.3.
>
> Then we can gather patches for a 100% BC 5.3. If 5.2 users care that much
> for 5.2 instead of migrating, I would help that they would be ready to step
> in with patches.
>

Fat fingers! "I would help that they would be ready to step in with
patches." ->  "I would _hope_ that they would be ready to step in with
patches."

G

>
> Gary
>
>
>> Benedikt
>>
>
>
>
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