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From sebb <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release BCEL 6.0 based on RC3
Date Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:04:50 GMT
On 12 March 2015 at 01:25, Niall Pemberton <> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 7:42 PM, sarahkm1972 <> wrote:
>> +100 to RERO. +1000 to release before we're all dead. It's been a decade
>> people. Just cut a release already. You can always cut another one later.
>> Stop with the excuses
>> Whatever you want to call it - alpha, beta, RC, final, anything. Java 8
>> users are left in a lurch. Compiling libraries is not a realistic solution.
>> As stated previously by others we would also have to patch and compile
>> libraries depending on BCEL and also figure the transitive dependency graph
>> for everything we use since we can't use Maven to do that due to BCEL not
>> being in Maven. This is a huge huge pain because we're big Scala users and
>> rely heavily on the Typesafe ecosystem which is dropping support for Java 7
>> in all of its products and already has in Play Framework and Akka as well
>> as
>> others like its Config library.
> You say "stop with the excuses" and then go on to list a whole bunch of
> excuses why its too much effort for you to build BCEL and test it. Yes it
> would be an effort - but it would be invaluable to have some pre-release
> testing and feedback and help to get it our faster.

It's not even necessary to build BCEL in order to test against trunk,
because you can get BCEL snapshots from the Apache Maven Snapshot
If the CI system is working, the SNAPSHOTs wll be updated regularly
when there have been commits.
If it appears that the snapshot has not been built for some while
since the last commit (e.g. 24 hrs), ask here and someone can prod the
CI system (or just deploy another snapshot).

Of course such builds have no guarantees, and should not be relied on
long-term (they may be replaced at any time), but for test purposes
they will do.

> Niall
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