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From Benedikt Ritter <>
Subject [BCEL] Revert package rename in trunk (Was: [BCEL] 5.3 is going to be messy)
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:00:24 GMT

any objections against reverting the package rename in trunk back to
org.apache.bcel ? (For reasons see below)


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From: Andrey Loskutov <>
Date: Di., 7. Juni 2016 um 17:55 Uhr
Subject: Re: [BCEL] 5.3 is going to be messy
To: <>
Cc: Benedikt Ritter <>

On Tuesday 07 June 2016 15:37 Benedikt Ritter wrote:
> > > I propose we create the 5.x branch now. Those who want/need a
> > > release can work that out in that branch. All others can work on
trunk to
> > > get BCEL 6 out of the door with Java 7 and Java 8 compatibility.
> >
> > Sorry, IMHO the *only* reason to release 5.3 after many years *IS* the
> > Java 7/8 compatibility.
> > We (user) just want something stable we can use on a modern JVM (and
> > 7 is already *obsoleted*!), nothing more.
> > Before thinking about new API's, please just release something running
> > Java 7/8.
> >
> So that's a word from our users.
> What now? Revert the Package rename in trunk back to org.apache.bcel and
> finish that 5.3 release? I have no idea what's broken wrt to compatibility
> because you  cant compare with the ne coords anymore.

Yes. Please undo "package rename" aka BCEL-222 thing first.
This is an easy task (requires ~5 minutes in the IDE), see commit
. After that we will see how bad/good the state is.
I don't think the state is really bad, otherwise I wouldn't be able to
create experimental port of FB in few hours.
See - the commits
referenced there describe what I saw on breakage from the FindBugs side.
Of course that is only from the FindBugs point of view.

Kind regards,

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