Hamcrest v2.2-rc1 Release Notes

Release Date: 2019-09-05 // 19 days ago
  • 👌 Improvements

    • AllOf/AnyOf: Pass the matchers to constructor using varargs (Issue #245)
    • Matchers.anyOf: Fix generic bounds compatibility for JDK 11 (Issue #256, Issue #257)
    • AssertionError message is unhelpful when match fails for byte type (Issue #254, Issue #255)
    • 👉 Use platform specific line breaks (PR #267)
    • 🏗 Build now checks for consistent use of spaces (PR #217)

    🛠 Bugfixes


Previous changes from v2.1

  • Overview for 2.1

    🚀 After a long hiatus without releases, this version simplifies the packaging of Hamcrest into a single jar: hamcrest-<version>.jar. Other big changes include Java 9 module compatibility, migrating the code repository from Google Code to 🛠 GitHub, along with numerous other new features, improvements and bug fixes.

    💥 Breaking Changes for 2.1

    • 📦 The way that the project is packaged has changed. This may cause problems with ⬆️ correctly upgrading transitive dependencies. Refer to the Hamcrest Distributables 📚 documentation for more information, and in particular, ⬆️ Upgrading from Hamcrest 1.x
    • 🚚 org.hamcrest.Factory has been removed. This was only used in old implementations 🏗 of the hamcrest build toolchain, and can safely be deleted from client code without any effect.

    🔄 Changes for 2.1

    • 📚 Documentation updates
    • Several JavaDoc improvements and corrections
    • 🛠 Fix JavaDoc examples
    • ⬆️ Upgraded to Java 7
    • 🏗 Build with Gradle
    • Publish a single jar hamcrest-2.1.jar
    • Publish pom-only artifacts for hamcrest-core and hamcrest-library.
    • ➕ Add implementation for CharSequence length matcher
    • 🛠 Fix for TypeSafeDiagnosingMatcher can't detect generic types for subclass
    • 👉 Make Hamcrest an OSGI bundle
    • ➕ Add StringRegularExpression matcher
    • 🛠 Fix StringContainsInOrder to detect if a repeated pattern is missing
    • ➕ Add ArrayAsIterableMatcher
    • 🛠 Fix description for IsEqualIgnoringCase
    • ✂ Removed deprecated methods from previous release
    • 👌 Improve mismatch description of hasItem/hasItems
    • General improvements to mismatch descriptions
    • 🗄 Deprecated several matcher factory methods of the for "isXyz"
    • 🛠 Fix GH issue #75 - address doclint errors reported in JDK 1.8
    • 🛠 Fix GH issue #69 - Iterable contains in order is null-safe
    • 🛠 Fix GH issue #59 - added equalToObject() (i.e. unchecked) method
    • 🛠 Fix GH issue #25 - arrayContaining(null, null) cause NullPointerException
    • 🛠 Fix GH issue #36 - string matching on regular expressions
    • 🛠 Fix GH issue #8 - isCloseTo() shows wrong delta in mismatch description
    • 🛠 Fix GH issue #59 - add untyped version of equalTo, named equalToObject
    • 🛠 Fix GC issue #131 - Implement IsEmptyMap, IsMapWithSize
    • 🛠 Fix GC issue #187 - IsArray.describeMismatchSafely() should use Matcher.describeMismatch
    • 🛠 Fix GC issue #155 - Add Matcher implementation for files
    • 🛠 Fix GC issue #69 - fix NPE in IsIterableContainingInOrder