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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Commons Compress 1.6
Date Mon, 14 Oct 2013 04:14:59 GMT
On 10/13/13 9:05 PM, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On 2013-10-13, Phil Steitz wrote:
>> I am sorry.  I forgot one other thing to verify.  The clirr report
>> complains about dropping a field.  Is this spurious / not really an
>> issue?
> Ah yes, I should have talked about that.
> It is a protected field in the Tar*Stream classes which should have
> never been protected but was for hisorical reasons.
> When the change was made a few month ago we concluded it would be
> extremely unlikely that subclasses of said streams existed that used it,
> in particular since the type of the protected field was a package
> private class (TarBuffer).
> The implementation has been changed considerably and the TarBuffer class
> has even been removed - so if this change blocks the release the only
> mitigation will be to revert the changes completely.  I'm fully prepared
> to do that, if necessary.

Thanks, Stefan.  This is a good example of the "relaxing" of
backward compat requirements that I think we need to allow.  I am +1
for allowing the break without major version bump / package-munging
in this case.

> Stefan
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