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From "Alexey Petrenko" <alexey.a.petre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Upgrading BCEL?
Date Thu, 12 Jun 2008 16:32:47 GMT
Yeah, they probably does not know that someone needs their new release :)

2008/6/12, Sian January <sianjanuary@googlemail.com>:
> Yes, the latest available source does seem to support all the needed
>  features.  There are a few useful methods that I would expect to see there
>  that are missing, but they can be worked around fairly easily.
>
>  I agree in general that it's not good practice to unneccesarily switch to
>  unreleased versions, but in the case of BCEL when the last release was 2
>  years ago and the code base has been very stable for a number of years due
>  to little active development I wouldn't think the risk is very high.  Also
>  the only dependencies are from pack200 and Yoko, so it doesn't affect that
>  much of the class library.
>
>  However I have been assuming that a 5.3 in the near future is unlikely, but
>  as you say it would be worth asking on their mailing list, so I will do that
>  first.
>
>  Thanks,
>
>
>  Sian
>
>
>  On 12/06/2008, Alexey Petrenko <alexey.a.petrenko@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >
>  > Does latest available sources support all the needed features?
>  > We also can write a message BCEL developers to understand current
>  > status of the sources. It is probably not the best idea to switch to
>  > bleeding sources..
>  >
>  > SY, Alexey
>  >
>  > 2008/6/12, Sian January <sianjanuary@googlemail.com>:
>  > > We're currently using BCEL 5.2 in Harmony, which is the latest released
>  > >  version (from June 2006).  However it doesn't support all the Java 5
>  > class
>  > >  file features, which is making it complicated to implement pack200 (and
>  > also
>  > >  means that javap won't print Java 5 stuff properly when we have
>  > one).  There
>  > >  is support for these features in HEAD, but I don't think there's much
>  > active
>  > >  development going on in BCEL and I can't find any information about when
>  > a
>  > >  possible 5.3 might be released.
>  > >
>  > >  I'd like to propose upgrading Harmony to the latest available source for
>  > >  BCEL.  Does that sound possible?
>  > >
>  > >  Thanks,
>  > >
>  > >  Sian
>  > >
>  > >
>  > >
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