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From Jarek Gawor <>
Subject Re: Time for Geronimo 2.1.4 release?
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2009 17:44:13 GMT

Updating OpenEJB 3.0.1 to xbean 3.5 will require 2.0.3 and 2.1.4 to
update the asm 3.1 library (and that will need even more changes). I
know some other libs have deps on the asm lib so we might run into
problems later on.

How about we only upgrade xbean-naming to 3.5 first and leave other
xbean dependencies on 3.4.1? If that doesn't work we can try 3.5 for


On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Jay D. McHugh <> wrote:
> All of the 2.0.3 build issues are fixed.
> I will try building 2.0.3 with XBeans 3.5 now and let you all know what
> happens.
> If it will build, then I might take a look to see whether I can figure
> out what changes are necessary for OpenEJB 3.0.1 to use XBeans 3.5 too.
> Jay
> Jay D. McHugh wrote:
>> The problem is with the version of ASM that is brought in when using a
>> higher version of XBeans.
>> OpenEJB is using a method that has been removed:
>> org.objectweb.asm.ClassReader.accept
>> And Geronimo (already - not counting XBeans 3.5) is using classes that
>> have been removed:
>> LinkResolver
>> UniqueDefaultLinkResolver
>> Jay
>> Joe Bohn wrote:
>>> Thanks for the info Jay and for doing some more digging.
>>> I don't really have a strong desire to push everything to xBean 3.5.  I
>>> was just trying to eliminate the use of multiple xBean versions as this
>>> could potentially cause problems (and confusion) for our users.
>>> It looks like we originally moved up to xBean 3.5 (actually
>>> 3.5-SNAPSHOT) to resolve a jca context issue (Geronimo-4375).  However,
>>> it looks like it was soon discovered that there were issues with the
>>> OpenEJB, ASM and xBean versions in G.  As a result ... we ended up
>>> reverting back to an older ASM and xBean 3.3 for finder and reflect
>>> while keeping the newer xbean-naming 3.5 so that the original issue was
>>> still resolved.  That seems to be working and is perhaps the best
>>> approach.  I was just concerned about using the various xBean versions
>>> in our Geronimo 2.1.4 server.  Perhaps using the various xBean versions
>>> is still the best thing to do here.  I didn't realize that there were
>>> core issues in OpenEJB attempting to use anything greater than 3.4.1.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Joe
>>> Jay D. McHugh wrote:
>>>> Hey everyone,
>>>> If we want to get OpenEJB 3.0.1 to move up to XBeans 3.5, then I think
>>>> that we'll need to chip in to resolve the problems that pop up when you
>>>> use a version greater than 3.4.1.
>>>> That was the highest version (available at the time) that could be used
>>>> in the OpenEJB 3.0 branch without causing errors.
>>>> I'll try switching to XBeans 3.5 (after the build I am in the middle of
>>>> finishes) and let you all know if it goes through cleanly.
>>>> My feeling is that it won't though.
>>>> Also, I have been trying to get a 'final' Geronimo 2.0.x release put
>>>> together and will need OpenEJB 3.0.1 for that (3.0 no longer builds
>>>> because the artifacts for XBeans changed groupIds).
>>>> Jay
>>>> Joe Bohn wrote:
>>>>> I was relaying the information second-hand ... so it's very possible
>>>>> got it wrong.
>>>>> It looks like there is a dependency xBean in OpenEJB ... but it's 3.4.1
>>>>> rather than 3.3 (as we have in the branches/2.1).  So, perhaps if we
>>>>> convince OpenEJB 3.0.x to xBean 3.5 we can then make the references
>>>>> consistent in our 2.1 branch.
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Joe
>>>>> Donald Woods wrote:
>>>>>> I don't see any dependencies on Xbean in OpenJPA 1.0.x or 1.2.x.
>>>>>> Maybe you're thinking about OpenEJB?
>>>>>> -Donald
>>>>>> Joe Bohn wrote:
>>>>>>> I agree we should get a 2.1.4 release out ... and you certainly
>>>>>>> my vote for release manager!
>>>>>>> The only thing I would add to the list is to get our xBean references
>>>>>>> to a consistent versions.  I noticed this as I was updating
>>>>>>> branches/2.1 and trunk to pull in the newly released xBean 3.5.
>>>>>>> branches/2.1 we have a mix of 3.3 dependencies (finder and reflect)
>>>>>>> and 3.5 dependencies (naming).  I've been told that this was
due to
>>>>>>> OpenJPA dependencies on 3.3.  Now that we are pulling in a new
>>>>>>> OpenJPA release we will hopefully be able to update everything
to use
>>>>>>> xBean 3.5.
>>>>>>> Joe
>>>>>>> Jarek Gawor wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>> I think it's time for Geronimo 2.1.4 release. We've had a
lot of
>>>>>>>> important fixes since 2.1.3 and we should get them out to
our users.
>>>>>>>> And if we agree, I would also like to volunteer to be a release
>>>>>>>> manager for this release.
>>>>>>>> Looking at the current status for 2.1.4 there are still a
few things
>>>>>>>> that we need to do before we can go ahead with the release.
I updated
>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>> page with some of these items. If there are any open bugs
that _need_
>>>>>>>> to be fixed for 2.1.4 or if I missed anything in that list
>>>>>>>> just
>>>>>>>> update that wiki page.
>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>> Jarek

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