[Webtest] [dev] Which JRE? Only the one from Sun?

Paul King webtest@lists.canoo.com
Thu, 05 Oct 2006 06:27:02 +1000

There is discussion going on in the Ant mailing list at the moment
related to its use of sun.misc.UUEncoder (they are looking at replacing
it - possibly in time for ant 1.7 - possibly due in the next month or so).
At the moment they are looking into a Geronimo replacement.


They don't have UUDecode but do have UUDecoderStream.java.
I don't know if there is a smallish jar we can use or whether
an Apache license allows us to re-use some of the source code.
Also, its not clear whether such functionality will already
already (soon) be there within ant 1.7.

When I get some time I will look into this a bit more.
I did find another reference implementation that didn't
look to be that complex for us to rewrite if we had to.


Marc Guillemot wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wrongly developing with Sun's JRE 5 which made me commit use of a 
> Java 5 method. To look at it more carefully, I've linked against an 
> alternate 1.4 JRE and seen that WebTest uses some Sun's Java internal 
> classes.
> com.canoo.webtest.extension.applet.cookie.Applet:
> sun.net.www.content.text.PlainTextInputStream
> com.canoo.webtest.plugins.emailtest.EmailMessageContentFilter:
> sun.misc.UUDecoder
> Is it really intended? Isn't it possible to avoid it? I think that it 
> would be really much better if WebTest only uses standard JRE methods + 
> provided libraries without making any assumptions about the JRE used.
> What do you think?
> Marc.
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