Apache Commons Codec 1.9 Released

Over at Apache Commons, we are pleased to announce the Apache commons-codec 1.9 release!

The Apache Codec package contains simple encoder and decoders for various formats such as Base64 and Hexadecimal. In addition to these widely used encoders and decoders, the Apache Codec package also maintains a collection of phonetic encoding utilities.

This is a performance and fix release and requires a minimum of Java 1.6.

Changes in this version include:

Improving performance

CODEC-174: Improve performance of Beider Morse encoder. Thanks to Thomas Champagne.

Fixing bugs

  • CODEC-175: Beider Morse does not close Scanners used to read config files.
  • CODEC-172: Base32 decode table has spurious value. Thanks to Matt Bishop.
  • CODEC-170: Link broken in Metaphone Javadoc. Thanks to Ron Wheeler and Henri Yandell.
  • CODEC-176: Spelling fixes in Javadoc and comments. Thanks to Ville Skyttä.

For complete information on Commons Codec, including instructions on how to submit bug reports, patches, or suggestions for improvement, see the Apache Commons Codec website:

Site: http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-codec/

Download: http://commons.apache.org/codec/download_codec.cgi

Happy Holidays!
Gary Gregory on behalf of the Apache Commons Codec team


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