There is a proposal for JMeter to require at least Java 1.4.
This has now been agreed; JMeter now requires at least Java 1.4
This gives the opportunity to make some changes and improvements.
- might be worth replacing all the Excalibur stuff with standard Java pooling.
- or perhaps Commons DBCP
ORO works well - is there any point moving to java regular expressions?
Java REs allow look-behind matching; however there are some concerns about the way it treats line-endings. It appears that the line-endings can vary between Host OSes; this is not really suitable for JMeter.
Remove work-rounds for the following:
- Boolean.toString (now done)
- Boolean.valueOf(boolean) (now done)
- String.replaceAll, String.split, String.replace mostly done
- URLDecoder / URLEncoder (now done)
Allow the use of the following:
- Runtime.getRuntime().maxMemory(); (Memory Benchmark class) (now done)
- HTTPSampler and TCPClient could make use of more that just IOException
- could remove/simplify JMeter and HTMLParse error/exception classes
- use getCause() to improve logging information
Probably not worth using
- LINE_END instead of EAST etc. This only makes sense if JMeter is updated to support BIDI.