[concurrency-interest] unknown version of concurrent backport

Alexandru Popescu the.mindstorm.mailinglist at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 20:47:52 EDT 2006

On 9/7/06, Dawid Kurzyniec <dawidk at mathcs.emory.edu> wrote:
> Alexandru Popescu wrote:
> > We are using a very limited part of it and I have checked the backlogs
> > looking for bug fixes in the classes we are using but without finding
> > anything critical. I can confess that the size of the jar is one of
> > the biggest concerns in our case (TestNG: http://testng.org) and the
> > latest backport-util distributions have doubled their sizes (probably
> > I may try to trim it down to just the classes we need, but I usually
> > don't like modifying the distributions because IANAL).
> >
> > Any advise?
> >
> >
> That JAR was an early prototype, even before the first public release.
> If you're really using only a few files, you might be able to pick them
> up from the backport source distribution, what may let you save even
> more space. The backport is public-domain so there is absolutely no
> licensing concerns - you can do whatever the heck you want with it.
> (That's why I love JSR 166 :)
> If all your stuff works then maybe this is not critical indeed, but the
> early versions of backport had a few nasty little bugs that would come
> up only on some platforms. The version you're using wasn't even
> unit-tested. It's your call...

Not that I got scared, but a couple of hours ago I have already
decided to upgrade ;-]. Many thanks Dawid for all your advises.

.w( the_mindstorm )p.

> Regards,
> Dawid

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