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These are the release notes and advice for upgrading Commons-IO from version 2.4 to version 2.5

                    Commons IO is a package of Java utility classes like java.io.
                    Classes in this package are considered to be so standard and of such high
                    reuse as to justify existence in java.io.

                    The Apache Commons IO library contains utility classes, stream implementations, file filters,
                    file comparators, endian transformation classes, and much more.

                    Apache Commons IO Version 2.5
                    New features and bug fixes.

                    Changes in this version include:

                    New features:
                    o IO-487:  Add ValidatingObjectInputStream for controlled deserialization
                    o IO-471:  Support for additional encodings in ReversedLinesFileReader Thanks to Leandro Reis.
                    o IO-425:  Setter method for threshold on ThresholdingOutputStream Thanks to Craig Swank.
                    o IO-406:  Introduce new class AppendableOutputStream Thanks to Niall Pemberton.
                    o IO-459:  Add WindowsLineEndingInputStream and UnixLineEndingInputStream. Thanks to Kristian Rosenvold.
                    o IO-457:  Add a BoundedReader, a wrapper that can be used to constrain access
                            to an underlying stream when used with mark/reset -
                            to avoid overflowing the mark limit of the underlying buffer. Thanks to Kristian Rosenvold.
                    o IO-426:  Add API IOUtils.closeQuietly(Closeable...)
                    o IO-410:  Readfully() That Returns A Byte Array Thanks to Beluga Behr.
                    o IO-395:  Overload IOUtils buffer methods to accept buffer size Thanks to Beluga Behr.
                    o IO-382:  Chunked IO for large arrays.
                             Added writeChunked(byte[], OutputStream) and writeChunked(char[] Writer)
                             Added ChunkedOutputStream, ChunkedWriter
                    o IO-233:  Add Methods for Buffering Streams/Writers To IOUtils
                             Added overloaded buffer() methods - see also IO-330
                    o IO-330:  IOUtils#toBufferedOutputStream/toBufferedWriter to conditionally wrap the output
                             Added overloaded buffer() methods - see also IO-233
                    o IO-381:  Add FileUtils.copyInputStreamToFile API with option to leave the source open.
                            See copyInputStreamToFile(final InputStream source, final File destination, boolean closeSource)
                    o IO-379:  CharSequenceInputStream - add tests for available()
                             Fix code so it really does reflect a minimum available.
                    o IO-346:  Add ByteArrayOutputStream.toInputStream()
                    o IO-341:  A constant for holding the BOM character (U+FEFF)
                    o IO-361:  Add API FileUtils.forceMkdirsParent().
                    o IO-360:  Add API Charsets.requiredCharsets().
                    o IO-359:  Add IOUtils.skip and skipFully(ReadableByteChannel, long). Thanks to yukoba.
                    o IO-358:  Add IOUtils.read and readFully(ReadableByteChannel, ByteBuffer buffer). Thanks to yukoba.
                    o IO-353:  Add API IOUtils.copy(InputStream, OutputStream, int) Thanks to ggregory.
                    o IO-349:  Add API with array offset and length argument to FileUtils.writeByteArrayToFile. Thanks to scop.
                    o IO-348:  Missing information in IllegalArgumentException thrown by org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils#validateListFilesParameters. Thanks to plcstpierre.
                    o IO-345:  Supply a hook method allowing Tailer actively determining stop condition. Thanks to mkresse.
                    o IO-437:  Make IOUtils.EOF public and reuse it in various classes.

                    Fixed Bugs:
                    o IO-446:  adds an endOfFileReached method to the TailerListener Thanks to Jeffrey Barrus.
                    o IO-484:  FilenameUtils should handle embedded null bytes Thanks to Philippe Arteau.
                    o IO-481:  Changed/Corrected algorithm for waitFor
                    o IO-428:  BOMInputStream.skip returns wrong count if stream contains no BOM Thanks to Stefan Gmeiner.
                    o IO-488:  FileUtils.waitFor(...) swallows thread interrupted status Thanks to Bj�rn Buchner.
                    o IO-452:  Support for symlinks with missing target. Added support for JDK7 symlink features when present Thanks to David Standish.
                    o IO-453:  Regression in FileUtils.readFileToString from 2.0.1 Thanks to Steven Christou.
                    o IO-451:  ant test fails - resources missing from test classpath Thanks to David Standish.
                    o IO-435:  Document that FileUtils.deleteDirectory, directoryContains and cleanDirectory
                             may throw an IllegalArgumentException in case the passed directory does not
                             exist or is not a directory. Thanks to Dominik Stadler.
                    o IO-424:  Javadoc fixes, mostly to appease 1.8.0 Thanks to Ville Skytt�.
                    o IO-389:  FileUtils.sizeOfDirectory can throw IllegalArgumentException Thanks to Austin Doupnik.
                    o IO-390:  FileUtils.sizeOfDirectoryAsBigInteger can overflow.
                             Ensure that recursive calls all use BigInteger
                    o IO-385:  FileUtils.doCopyFile can potentially loop forever
                             Exit loop if no data to copy
                    o IO-383:  FileUtils.doCopyFile caches the file size; needs to be documented
                             Added Javadoc; show file lengths in exception message
                    o IO-380:  FileUtils.copyInputStreamToFile should document it closes the input source Thanks to claudio_ch.
                    o IO-279:  Tailer erroneously considers file as new.
                            Fix to use file.lastModified() rather than System.currentTimeMillis()
                    o IO-356:  CharSequenceInputStream#reset() behaves incorrectly in case when buffer size is not dividable by data size.
                             Fix code so skip relates to the encoded bytes; reset now re-encodes the data up to the point of the mark
                    o IO-368:  ClassLoaderObjectInputStream does not handle primitive typed members
                    o IO-314:  Deprecate all methods that use the default encoding
                    o IO-338:  When a file is rotated, finish reading previous file prior to starting new one
                    o IO-354:  Commons IO Tailer does not respect UTF-8 Charset.
                    o IO-323:  What should happen in FileUtils.sizeOf[Directory] when an overflow takes place?
                            Added Javadoc.
                    o IO-372:  FileUtils.moveDirectory can produce misleading error message on failure
                    o IO-362:  IOUtils.contentEquals* methods returns false if input1 == input2, should return true. Thanks to mmadson, ggregory.
                    o IO-357:  [Tailer] InterruptedException while the thread is sleeping is silently ignored Thanks to mortenh.
                    o IO-352:  Spelling fixes. Thanks to scop.
                    o IO-436:  Improper Javadoc comment for FilenameUtils.indexOfExtension. Thanks to christoph.schneegans.

                    o IO-433:  Converted all testcases to JUnit 4
                    o IO-466:  Added testcase to show this was fixed with IO-423
                    o IO-479:  Correct exception message in FileUtils.getFile(File, String...) Thanks to Zhouce Chen.
                    o IO-465:  Update to JUnit 4.12 Thanks to based2.
                    o IO-462:  IOExceptionWithCause no longer needed
                    o IO-422:  Deprecate Charsets Charset constants in favor of Java 7's java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets
                    o IO-239:  Convert IOCase to a Java 1.5+ Enumeration
                             [N.B. this is binary compatible]
                    o IO-328:  getPrefixLength returns null if filename has leading slashes
                            Javadoc: add examples to show correct behavior; add unit tests
                    o IO-299:  FileUtils.listFilesAndDirs includes original dir in results even when it doesn't match filter
                            Javadoc: clarify that original dir is included in the results
                    o IO-375:  FilenameUtils.splitOnTokens(String text) check for '**' could be simplified
                    o IO-374:  WildcardFileFilter ctors should not use null to mean IOCase.SENSITIVE when delegating to other ctors

                    Compatibility with 2.4:
                    Binary compatible: Yes.
                    Source compatible: Yes.
                    Semantic compatible: Yes.

                    Compatibility with 2.2 and 1.4:
                    Binary compatible: Yes.
                    Source compatible: No, see the rare case in https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-318.
                    Semantic compatible: No, see the rare case in https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-318.

                    Commons IO 2.5 requires JDK 1.6 or later.
                    Commons IO 2.4 requires JDK 1.6 or later.
                    Commons IO 2.3 requires JDK 1.6 or later.
                    Commons IO 2.2 requires JDK 1.5 or later.
                    Commons IO 1.4 requires JDK 1.3 or later.