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From Philippe Mouawad <philippe.moua...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release JMeter 5.0 RC1
Date Sun, 09 Sep 2018 20:41:05 GMT
On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 9:53 PM Philippe Mouawad <philippe.mouawad@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thanks to RM.
> Thanks for your tests Vladimir.
> My notes below.
>
> On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 9:41 PM Vladimir Sitnikov <
> sitnikov.vladimir@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I've apache-jmeter-5.0.tgz (macOS 10.13.6), and
>> 1) It is OK with Java 1.8
>> 2) In Java 1.9 and 10 main menu disappears after I click "Help -> Create a
>> thread dump".  Menu re-appears when I click "JMeter -> About JMeter" (the
>> very first item that is
>>
>
> Could it be a JDK bug ?
>

I don't reproduce it on Java 9 Mac OSX , nor Java 10.

On what platform and precise JDK version do you get the issue


>
>
>> always there).  Well, thread dump collection from the UI is definitely not
>> a main use case, however I wonder if other actions could dodge the menu.
>> UI without menu is not fun.
>>
> I think it requires further investigation
>
>>
>> 3) It fails to start with Java 11: java.lang.module.FindException: Module
>> java.activation not found
>> There are 16 days until Java 11 is officially released. Do we really want
>> to ship Java11-incompatible JMeter?
>
>
>> It looks like we can just avoid adding "--add-modules java.activation" for
>> Java 11+
>> If I remove that, JMeter looks fine in Java 11 (of course send email
>> sampler won't work, however I think it is a valid trade-off).
>>
>
>
Well, it seems I missed removing this within
https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=62065
javax.activation jars are  embedded now in jmeter.


>
>>
>> The next point regarding Java11 is OpenJDK 11 does not bundle JavaFX, so
>> JavaFX-based renderers do not work with either.
>>
>
> This was always the case in fact.
>
It only affects View Results Tree Browser renderer.


>
>> I'm +0.5 re the release, however it is a bit strange to release a version
>> without (even partial) Java 11 support.
>>
>> Minor issue: png files in docs/images/screenshots/changes/5.0 are not
>> optimized (they consume 1'480'400, and optimized ones would take 623'800)
>> It looks like we should run "find . -name '*.png' -print0 | xargs -0 -P8
>> -L1 pngquant --ext .png --force" once in a while
>>
>> Vladimir
>>
>
>
> --
> Cordialement.
> Philippe Mouawad.
>
>
>

-- 
Cordialement.
Philippe Mouawad.

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