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From larry mccay <larry.mc...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Annotations Removed in 4.5.3?
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:01:01 GMT
Interesting point, Sebb.
I wasn't clear why the annotations were being used in our codebase actually.
That makes a lot of sense why they would be fair game to remove.

Thanks!

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 3:52 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> As I recall, the annotations were intended as documentation for the
> classes, and had class retention.
>
> So I'm not sure how this can affect 3rd party code at runtime.
>
> On 9 March 2017 at 16:07, larry mccay <larry.mccay@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi HC devs -
> >
> > Do I understand correctly that the annotations were removed in 4.5.3 in
> an
> > incompatible way?
> > Maybe I am missing something but breaking the code of existing consumers
> in
> > a dot release is bad practice.
> >
> > We needed to upgrade to 4.5.3 in order to get the SSL+SPNEGO fix that
> broke
> > us with 4.5.2 but now doing so breaks our annotation usage.
> >
> > Is there some strategy for existing code to migrate or to use a shim of
> > sorts for this?
> >
> > In the meantime, it seems we will need to downgrade back to 4.5.1 again
> to
> > avoid the SSL+SPNEGO issue.
> >
> > If there are any critical security fixes/CVEs fixed between dot releases
> > incompatible changes make it risky to upgrade.
> >
> > Hoping that you have some other answer for this.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > --larry
>
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