[ANN] Animal Sniffer 1.14 Released

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[ANN] Animal Sniffer 1.14 Released

Stephane Nicoll-2
Hi,

The Mojo team is pleased to announce the release of Animal Sniffer version 1.14.

Animal Sniffer provides tools to assist verifying that classes
compiled with a newer JDK/API are compatible with an older JDK/API.

The following tools are provided by animal sniffer:

* A command line tool to dump the class file version number
(http://mojo.codehaus.org/animal-sniffer/animal-sniffer/index.html).
This helps you track down the offending jar file when you see
UnsupportedClassVersionError.

* A set of ANT tasks
(http://mojo.codehaus.org/animal-sniffer/animal-sniffer-ant-tasks/index.html
)
for verifying that your classes comply with an API signature as well
as tasks for creating API signatures from a JDK, or a collection or
jar and class files, or a collection of other API signature files, or
combination of these elements.

* A rule for use in the maven-enforcer-plugin
(
http://mojo.codehaus.org/animal-sniffer/animal-sniffer-enforcer-rule/index.html
)
for verifying that your classes comply with an API signature .

* A maven plugin
(http://mojo.codehaus.org/animal-sniffer-maven-plugin/index.html) for
verifying that your classes comply with an API signature as well as
for creating API signatures from a JDK, or the current module's
classes, or the current module's dependencies, or a collection of
other API signature files, or combination of these elements.

The artifacts have are available from the Maven Central repository.


Release Notes - Mojo's Animal Sniffer - Version 1.14

** Bug
    * [MANIMALSNIFFER-49] - Support covariant return types
    * [MANIMALSNIFFER-53] - Documentation error : checking dependency classes

** Improvement
    * [MANIMALSNIFFER-50] - Apply plugin Annotations (instead of current doclet tags)


** Task
    * [MANIMALSNIFFER-51] - Upgrade ASM to 5.0.3

The Mojo Team.