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From Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Jackrabbit 1.6.5 release plan
Date Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:27:00 GMT

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 3:12 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> As seen in Jira there's still some demand for more 1.6.x fixes, so
> what I'd like to do in terms of the planned end of life status for
> Jackrabbit 1.x is to cut a 1.6.5 release next week and have that as
> the last supported release from the 1.6 line. We can send out the end
> of line notice along with the 1.6.5 release notes.

See below for the draft release notes, including list of fixed issues,
for the upcoming 1.6.5 release. Let me know if there are other issues
that should still be backported.

See also the end of life notice included in the release notes.
Comments/improvements welcome.

Assuming no big issues are raised, I'll cut the release candidate and
start the vote over the weekend.


Jukka Zitting


Release Notes -- Apache Jackrabbit -- Version 1.6.5


Apache Jackrabbit 1.6.5 is a bug fix release that fixes issues reported
against previous releases. This release is backwards-compatible with the
earlier 1.6.x releases, but contains a change in persistence format that
makes it impossible to downgrade to releases earlier than 1.6.2 after a
repository has been upgraded. A full backup of the repository is recommended
before this upgrade.

End of life notice

This patch release marks the end of active maintenance of the Jackrabbit
1.6 branch. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the more recent
Jackrabbit 2.x versions.

Changes in this release

This release fixes the following issues:

  JCR-2427 UUIDDocId.getDocumentNumbers() may return illegal value
  JCR-2969 FileDataStore garbage collection can throw a ...
  JCR-3065 ConcurrentModificationException in FineGrainedISMLocking
  JCR-3077 WeightedHighlighter does not encode XML markup characters

See the Jackrabbit issue tracker for more details about these changes:


The issue tracker also documents all the known issues in this release.

Release Contents

This release consists of a single source archive packaged as a zip file.
The archive can be unpacked with the jar tool from your JDK installation.
See the README.txt file for instructions on how to build this release.

The source archive is accompanied by SHA1 and MD5 checksums and a PGP
signature that you can use to verify the authenticity of your download.
The public key used for the PGP signature can be found at

About Apache Jackrabbit

Apache Jackrabbit is a fully conforming implementation of the Content
Repository for Java Technology API (JCR, specified in JSR 170 and 283).

A content repository is a hierarchical content store with support for
structured and unstructured content, full text search, versioning,
transactions, observation, and more.

For more information, visit http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

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