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From Siegfried Goeschl <>
Subject Re: [compress] Todos before release 1
Date Fri, 13 Mar 2009 22:33:14 GMT
Hi Christian,

if Dennis has no time I can help out during Hackathon - I owe him one or
two favours already for maven-related help


Siegfried Goeschl

Christian Grobmeier wrote:
> Hi all,
> since everybody seems to agree to promoting compress I collected several todos.
> I would like to discuss what is necessary for release 1 and what is not.
> * Of course administrative stuff: vote compress to proper etc. I don't
> have a clue of that currently. Who of you feels responsible for
> kicking that off? :-) I don't want to cause any hectic, but I don't
> want to see compress sleeping again, sorry for pushing :-)
> * Gump: I don't see compress here:
> I guess compress should be included like the other components. I think
> this should go into Jira?
> * Stefan wrote: "I'd love to work on Zip64 support (archiving files >
> 2GB), but this can wait until 1.1.". Well, prio has allready been
> said, but I guess this would fit fine in Jira issue (Medium)
> * ChangeSet Support (SANDBOX-183): testcases and such are running. Its
> possible to write to Zip files. I would think this could go into a
> release, maybe as experimental. Stefan said he would like to see
> really stable code. We need to decide if it should dropped in or not.
> I guess this would be a modification in the pom.xml, if we decide not
> to include this feature. If experimental (would be my choice right
> now): is it enough to point this out with javadoc? However in any
> case, ChangeSet does resolve now S-183. It could have a follow up (for
> example renaming files), but basically i think 183 can be closed, when
> tagged as experimental.
> * sebb said:"I'd like to see some statements in the Javadoc about the
> intended thread safety or otherwise of the classes.". I would think we
> should include this as an Jira issue, so it won't get lost. This are
> that tasks: check about thread safety, fix thread hostile classes,
> document it in javadoc.
> * I said:"Improve maven site stuff, which is a bit outdated now." and
> Dennis offered his help with maven stuff. I think this should go into
> Jira.
> * CPIO implementation needs more testcases. I think this should go into Jira.
> Then of coursse we have a lots of issues/bugs.
> Policy [1] says: "Make sure that there are no major bugs in JIRA".
> This would mean we have to fix at least 9 issues.
> Blocker Issues:
> SANDBOX-284   	 TarArchiveEntry(File) now crashes on file system roots   	
> Major Issues:
> SANDBOX-183 	Compress should allow for writing to Zip Files 	
> SANDBOX-298 	BZip2CompressorInputStream.reportCRCError() does not
> report problems to user
> SANDBOX-282 	TAR formaT unspecified 	
> SANDBOX-286 	BZip2CompressorInputStream doesn't work if wrapped into
> InputStreamReader
> SANDBOX-293 	Make ZiparchiveInputStream support as much of the zip
> package as possible
> SANDBOX-280 	unable to extract a TAR file that contains an entry which
> is 10 GB in size
> SANDBOX-176 	Enable creation of tool-readable ZIP archives with file
> names containing non-ASCII characters
> SANDBOX-296 	Ar doesn't delete correct
> Minor Issues: 	
> SANDBOX-124 	[compress] bzip2 - implement flush() 	
> SANDBOX-297 	AbstractTestCase.createArchive method appears to use
> incorrect file size - cut and paste error?
> SANDBOX-299 	ArchiveStreamFactory.createArchiveInputStream() &
> createArchiveOutputStream() should throw Exception if archiverName is
> not recognised
> SANDBOX-295 	JarArchiveEntry does not populate manifestAttributes or
> certificates
> SANDBOX-294 	The field is never read locally
> I can help with 183, 298, 296, 297, 299, 284. For the other I would
> have to look more deeper since I am not an expert in compression
> algorithms, but there is a chance that I can help here too.
> Maybe we can lower down some prios to medium. I would see SANDBOX-282
> as such an issue. Changing to POSIX specs would be good, but this will
> be lots of work i think. This can slow down the development of
> compress. Related to 282 is SANDBOX-280 (obviously). I would lower
> this down in prio too and put it into the next release.
> Best,
> Christian
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