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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: [BeanUtils] When will 1.7 be released?
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2004 18:55:48 GMT
On 27 Jan 2004, at 12:04, Allen Servedio wrote:

> Hi all,
> Does anyone know when BeanUtils 1.7 will be released? I would like to 
> make use of some of these classes with Struts:
> org.apache.commons.beanutils.BeanUtilsBean
> org.apache.commons.beanutils.ConvertUtilsBean
> org.apache.commons.beanutils.PropertyUtilsBean
> I know that the development releases of Struts have used 1.7 (not sure 
> if the 1.1 ones are...), but the releases are still using 1.6.1 (I 
> assume that they are waiting for 1.7 to be released).

(i can't speak for someone else but) i have no plans to cut a 1.7 
release. even if someone else stepped up, there are quite a few issues 
which need to be resolved before any release could happen (including 
making sure that the new signatures are right before they are fixed by 
the release).

> If there are no current plans on releasing BeanUtils 1.7, can anyone 
> give me advice on getting the classes above to work with a BeanUtils 
> 1.6.1 release?

IMHO it would be very difficult to make those classes work without also 
adopting the other changes made since 1.6.1.

particular care is taken by all concerned over beanutils and the unit 
tests are maintained. i would have no issues with recommended the 
current HEAD as suitable for production with the proviso that the 
interfaces added since 1.6.1 are not guaranteed to be preserved in 
later 1.x series releases.

if you are unwilling to take my word for this, why not run a coverage 
tool over beanutils and create sufficient unit tests to ensure 100% 
coverage. this should be enough to give you confidence that the current 
features work.

is there any particular reason why you absolutely need a full release?

- robert

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