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Groovy example source code file (ReleaseInfo.java)

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Java - Groovy tags/keywords

bundleversion, classloader, implementationversion, inputstream, io, key_build_date, key_implementation_version, net, network, properties, properties, release_info, release_info, string, string, urlclassloader, urlclassloader, util

The Groovy ReleaseInfo.java source code

 * Copyright 2003-2009 the original author or authors.
 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
 * You may obtain a copy of the License at
 *     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
 * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
 * distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
 * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
 * limitations under the License.
package org.codehaus.groovy.util;

import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.URLClassLoader;
import java.util.Properties;

 * Exposes the Groovy release information 
 * @author Roshan Dawrani
public class ReleaseInfo {
    private static final Properties RELEASE_INFO = new Properties();
    private static final String RELEASE_INFO_FILE = "META-INF/groovy-release-info.properties";
    private static final String KEY_IMPLEMENTATION_VERSION = "ImplementationVersion";
    private static final String KEY_BUNDLE_VERSION = "BundleVersion";
    private static final String KEY_BUILD_DATE = "BuildDate";
    private static final String KEY_BUILD_TIME = "BuildTime";

    static {
        URL url = null;
        ClassLoader cl = ReleaseInfo.class.getClassLoader();
        // we need no security check for getting the system class
        // loader since if we do the invoker has a null loader,
        // in which case no security check will be done
        if (cl == null) cl = ClassLoader.getSystemClassLoader();
        if (cl instanceof URLClassLoader) {
            // this avoids going through the parent classloaders/bootstrap
            url = ((URLClassLoader) cl).findResource(RELEASE_INFO_FILE);
        } else {
            // fallback option as ClassLoader#findResource() is protected
            url = cl.getResource(RELEASE_INFO_FILE);
        if (url != null) {
            try {
                InputStream is = url.openStream();
                if(is != null) {
            } catch(IOException ioex) {
                // ignore. In case of some exception, release info is not available
    public static String getVersion() {
    public static Properties getAllProperties() {
        return RELEASE_INFO;
    private static String get(String propName) {
        String propValue = RELEASE_INFO.getProperty(propName);
        return (propValue == null ? "" : propValue);

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