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From Niall Pemberton <>
Subject Re: Status of Commons Compress
Date Sat, 25 Apr 2009 00:44:43 GMT
On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 10:37 PM, David Rosenstrauch <> wrote:
> I need to add tar file reading capability into an app I'm writing, and so
> I'm wondering what the current status of Commons Compress is.  The project's
> page is rather sparse.  Nevertheless, I did glean that it has no releases
> yet.  So I was wondering:
> 1) Anyone have an idea if there's a release expected anytime soon?

Compress until recently was in the "Sandbox" (no release allowed) and
has only been promoted to Commons "proper" recently:

Some threads on the dev list:


> 2) If not, what quality level is the SVN code?  Obviously usually
> pre-release implies code of questionable reliability.  But as the code in
> Compress originally comes from Avalon -> Ant -> an older open source
> project, perhaps the code is of sufficient age and maturity that it'd be
> pretty reliable even in its pre-release format.  So, in other words, is the
> SVN code stable enough to use on a production system?
> 3) If it's not stable enough, what ancestor code would one recommend that I
> use instead?  Ant?
> Thanks,
> DR
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