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From Dennis Lundberg <>
Subject Re: Release of commons-cli?
Date Thu, 29 May 2008 21:06:07 GMT
Russel Winder wrote:
> Paul,
> On Wed, 2008-05-28 at 21:27 +0100, Paul Cager wrote:
>> I have done some work on CLI-137 as part of the Debian packaging. I 
>> think it is quite a severe bug, as it does not allow you to handle (for 
>> example) multiple "-D" arguments (as found in Maven or ant).
> Exactly.  For the Groovy and Gant projects, this is not so much severe
> as a complete blocker.  We upgraded 1.0 -> 1.1, made changes for the
> hasArg(s) problems and still nothing about multiple options worked.
> Worse all the non option parameters were absorbed into the options
> processing.
>> I've prepared a patch for it for the Debian build (although I do not 
>> necessarily think that's the best way to fix it), and amended the JUnit 
>> tests to demonstrate the problem.
>> I sent an email to the -dev list a few weeks ago, but I think it might 
>> have gone missing. Here it is:
> I certainly saw the email and was hoping there would be a response.  I
> appreciate Hen is trying his best to keep Commons CLI ticking over, but
> it really needs someone with commit access to take ownership of the
> Commons CLI package.
> Step 1 for me is to give the 1.x branch a Maven 2 build.  I will take a
> Bazaar branch and see if dropping the POM from trunk in and editing
> suitably does the trick.

I've checked in a working Maven 2 POM in the 1.x branch. It is missing 
the assembly bits, but we can look at that later on. Let me know if it 
needs anything more.


Dennis Lundberg

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