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From Gary Gregory <ggreg...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Commons VFS 2.3
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:53:52 GMT
The Apache Commons VFS Project team is pleased to announce the release of
Apache Commons VFS Project 2.3.

Apache Commons VFS is a Virtual File System library.

New features and bug fix release.

Changes in this version include:

New features:
o VFS-677:  [SFTP] Add support for append mode. Thanks to dingxbcn.
o VFS-673:  [SFTP] Support com.jcraft.jsch.ConfigRepository (~/.ssh/config)
with SftpFileSystemConfigBuilder and flag to load OpenSSHConfig. Thanks to
Oleksandr Lykhonosov.
o VFS-673:  DefaultFileSystemManager should implement AutoCloseable. Thanks
to Daniel Banks.
o VFS-637:  Zip files with legacy encoding and special characters let VFS
crash. Thanks to Gary Gregory.
o VFS-360:  Add HTTP provider based on HttpComponents HttpClient 4. Thanks
to Woonsan Ko.
o VFS-689:
org.apache.commons.vfs2.provider.http.HttpFileObject.getHeadMethod() does
not release connection when an exception is thrown. Thanks to Gary Gregory.

Fixed Bugs:
o VFS-645:  VfsClassLoaderTests and JarProviderTestCase fails on Java 9 and
o VFS-678:  Fix various LGTM.com code review warnings.
o VFS-652:  PatternFileSelector documentation to describe actual matching
against getPath().
o VFS-589:  SFTP moveTo operation hangs if the server does not support SSH
channelExec. Thanks to L, Gary Gregory.
o VFS-655:  OSGI MANIFEST.MF "Import-Package" should be
";resolution:=optional" for Maven "optional" dependencies. Thanks to Arnaud
o VFS-657:  FileSelector implementations like FileDepthSelector should
throw Exception. Thanks to Elias Putz.
o VFS-614:  MonitorInputStream should not close the stream in read().
Thanks to Boris Petrov, Otto Fowler.
o VFS-667:
String, FileSystemOptions) should throw a
org.apache.commons.vfs2.FileSystemException instead of a NPE when the class
loader is null.
o VFS-669:
org.apache.commons.vfs2.util.CombinedResources.loadResources(String) should
not throw an NPE for the system class loader is null.
o VFS-675:  NullPointerException at AbstractFileObject.java:221.
o VFS-674:  Cannot close an FTP input stream without an exception. Thanks
to Boris Petrov, Gary Gregory.
o VFS-294:  NullPointerException in FtpFileObject.getChildFile(). Thanks to
Johannes Scharf.
o VFS-679:  NullPointerException in FtpFileObject.doGetLastModifiedTime().
Thanks to Boris Petrov, Gary Gregory.
o VFS-398:  FtpFileObject.getChildren() fails when a folder contains a file
with a colon in the name. Thanks to Otto Fowler.

o VFS-650:  Update Apache Commons Compress from 1.15 to 1.16.1.
o VFS-646:  Update Apache Commons Compress from 1.14 to 1.15.
o VFS-653:  Replace use of deprecated APIs in HDFS provider.
o VFS-666:  Update Apache Commons Collections from 4.1 to 4.2.
o VFS-668:  Throw a NPE with a better message when a class loader is null.
o VFS-671:  Update Apache Commons Compress from 1.16.1 to 1.18.
o VFS-680:  Update from Java 7 to Java 8.
o VFS-681:  VFS.setManager should be synchronized; #43. Thanks to Robert
o VFS-682:  Throw a org.apache.commons.vfs2.FileSystemException instead of
a NullPointerException in
String, NameScope).
o VFS-688:  [SFTP] Update jsch from 0.1.54 to 0.1.55.

Historical list of changes:

For complete information on Apache Commons VFS Project, including
instructions on how to submit bug reports,
patches, or suggestions for improvement, see the Apache Apache Commons VFS
Project website:


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Gary Gregory
On behalf of the Apache Commons Team

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