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From Gary Gregory <ggreg...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache Commons Codec 1.7 Released
Date Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:44:48 GMT
The Commons Codec team is pleased to announce the commons-codec 1.7 release!

The codec package contains simple encoder and decoders for various formats
such as Base64 and Hexadecimal. In addition to these widely used encoders
and decoders, the codec package also maintains a collection of phonetic
encoding utilities.

Commons Codec 1.7 requires a minimum of Java 1.6.

Changes in this version include:

New features:
o CODEC-157:  DigestUtils: Add MD2 APIs. Thanks to ggregory.
o CODEC-156:  DigestUtils: add APIs named after standard algorithm name
SHA-1. Thanks to ggregory.
o CODEC-155:  DigestUtils.getDigest(String) should throw
IllegalArgumentException instead of RuntimeException. Thanks to ggregory.
o CODEC-153:  Create a class MessageDigestAlgorithms to define standard
algorithm names. Thanks to ggregory.
o CODEC-152:  DigestUtils.getDigest(String) loses the original exception.
Thanks to ggregory.
o CODEC-151:  Remove unnecessary attempt to fill up the salt variable in
UnixCrypt. Thanks to lathspell.
o CODEC-150:  Remove unnecessary call to Math.abs(). Thanks to lathspell.
o CODEC-148:  More tests and minor things. Thanks to lathspell.
o CODEC-146:  Added regression tests for PhoneticEngine based on
Solr-3.6.0. Thanks to Julius Davies.
o CODEC-139:  DigestUtils: add updateDigest methods and make methods
public. Thanks to dsebastien.
o CODEC-133:  Add classes for MD5/SHA1/SHA-512-based Unix crypt(3) hash
variants. Thanks to lathspell.
o CODEC-130:  Base64InputStream.skip skips underlying stream, not output.
Thanks to tn.
o CODEC-63:   Implement NYSIIS phonetic encoder. Thanks to bayard.

Fixed Bugs:
o CODEC-96:   Base64 encode() method is no longer thread-safe, breaking
clients using it as a shared BinaryEncoder.
              Note: the fix breaks binary compatibility, however the
changes are to a class (BaseNCodec) which is
              intended for internal use. Thanks to sebb.
o CODEC-138:  Complete FilterInputStream interface for
BaseNCodecInputStream.
o CODEC-136:  Use Charset objects when possible, create Charsets for
required character encodings.
o CODEC-132:  BeiderMorseEncoder OOM issues. Thanks to rcmuir.
o CODEC-131:  DoubleMetaphone javadoc contains dead links. Thanks to smolav.

Changes:
o CODEC-147:  BeiderMorseEncoder/PhoneticEngine: make results deterministic
by using a LinkedHashSet
              instead of a HashSet.
o CODEC-143:  StringBuffer could be replaced by StringBuilder for local
variables.


Site: http://commons.apache.org/codec/
Download: http://commons.apache.org/codec/download_codec.cgi

Have fun!
-The Commons Codec team

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