This particular issue has been backported to 4.x. In general however, the codebases are so different now between 4 and 5 that we're not considering backporting any other issues.
So we could look at doing a Maven-only 4.6.1 release with just this single fix included (most likely sometime this week or next week). By Maven-only I mean that we would only be releasing the ModeShape Maven artifacts without doing an official release of all the binary, docs and WF kit distributions. Would this help ?
That would be perfect!
Just a side note; will the test jars be released as well? I noticed they weren't with 4.6.0-FINAL, we use the test jars for some unit and integration tests. It would be great if those were released as well.
Thanks a lot for your help. Much appreciated.
Yes, we'd normally release test-jars as well. I'm not entirely sure actually why they haven't been released with 4.6. They were released with 4.5 but were not released with 4.4 and so on, so it's a bit weird.