Hello dear tika contributors.
In version 1.16, the dependency of org.json:json (https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.json/json/20140107)
was replaced with com.tdunning:json (https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/com.tdunning/json/1.8)
as part of
I read and understand the reasons.
The problem I see is that the package org.json is reused in the replacement lib (com.tdunning) therefore creating really ugly runtime problems for any application that might use the old org.json lib ( Douglas Crockford ) either directly or indirectly (And please note that there are still a lot of libraries that use that lib: https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.json/json/usages)
What is tika's recommendation for these kind of projects that have to(for various reasons) use directly or indirectly(brought in by another lib) that old org.json:json lib?
This topic has been discussed here also : https://github.com/tdunning/open-json/issues/11
As you can see other people have this problem.
They forked and released an alternative version, that is identical in functionality, but uses a different package name : https://github.com/openjson/openjson -> https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/com.github.openjson/openjson
Is there any plan to switch to the cleaner ("jar hell" free) implementation of json?
I raised this as an improvement, as I think that is what needs to happen: move to the forked lib version to avoid package name collisions.