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From Gary Gregory <ggreg...@apache.org>
Subject ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache Commons IO 2.4 released
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2012 02:10:07 GMT
The Commons IO team is pleased to announce the Commons IO 2.4 release!

Commons IO is a package of Java utility classes like java.io.
Classes in this package are considered to be so standard and of such high
reuse as to justify existence in java.io.

The Commons IO library contains utility classes, stream implementations,
file filters, file comparators, endian transformation classes, and much

New features and bug fixes.

Changes in this version include:

New features:
o IO-269:  Tailer locks file from deletion/rename on Windows. Thanks to
o IO-333:  Export OSGi packages at version 1.x in addition to 2.x. Thanks
to fmeschbe.
o IO-320:  Add XmlStreamReader support for UTF-32. Thanks to ggregory.

o IO-331:  BOMInputStream wrongly detects UTF-32LE_BOM files as
UTF-16LE_BOM files in method getBOM(). Thanks to ggregory.
o IO-327:  Add byteCountToDisplaySize(BigInteger). Thanks to ggregory.
o IO-326:  Add new FileUtils.sizeOf[Directory] APIs to return BigInteger.
Thanks to ggregory, kinow.

o IO-325:  Add IOUtils.toByteArray methods to work with URL and URI. Thanks
to raviprak.
o IO-324:  Add missing Charset sister APIs to method that take a String
charset name. Thanks to raviprak.

Fixed Bugs:

o IO-336:  Yottabyte (YB) incorrectly defined in FileUtils. Thanks to
o IO-279:  Tailer erroneously considers file as new. Thanks to Sergio
Bossa, Chris Baron.
o IO-335:  Tailer#readLines - incorrect CR handling.

o IO-334:  FileUtils.toURLs throws NPE for null parameter; document the
o IO-332:  Improve tailer's reading performance. Thanks to liangly.
o IO-279:  Improve Tailer performance with buffered reads (see IO-332).

o IO-329:  FileUtils.writeLines uses unbuffered IO. Thanks to tivv.
o IO-319:  FileUtils.sizeOfDirectory follows symbolic links. Thanks to

Compatibility with 2.3:
Binary compatible: Yes.
Source compatible: Yes.

Semantic compatible: Yes.

Compatibility with 2.2 and 1.4:
Binary compatible: Yes.
Source compatible: No, see the rare case in

Semantic compatible: No, see the rare case in

Commons IO 2.4 requires JDK 1.6 or later.
Commons IO 2.3 requires JDK 1.6 or later.
Commons IO 2.2 requires JDK 1.5 or later.
Commons IO 1.4 requires JDK 1.3 or later.

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