<h1>Commons BSF versions</h1>
<p>There are two different versions of Commons BSF. These have different APIs.
<li>The original version of BSF is represented by the BSF 2.x releases (current version 2.4),
and uses an API which was originally developed at IBM.</li>
<li>The new version of Commons BSF is represented by the 3.x release (current version 3.0).
The 3.x version uses the API defined as part of JSR-223 (javax.script), which is included in Java 1.6 onwards.
However BSF 3.0 will run on Java 1.4+, allowing access to JSR-223 scripting for Java 1.4 and Java 1.5.</li>



<p>Thank you for using <a href="">BSF</a>
from the <a href="">Apache Commons Project</a></p>

<p><font color="red" size="+2">Note:</font>
The tar files in the distribution use GNU tar extensions
and must be untarred with a GNU compatible version of tar. The version
of tar on Solaris and Mac OS X will not work with these files</p>

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<a name="sig"><h2>Signatures</h2></a>

<p>Many of the files have been digitally signed using GnuPG. If so,
there will be an accompanying <samp><em>file</em>.asc</samp> signature
file in the same directory as the file (binaries/ or source/). The
signing keys can be found in the distribution directory at
<a href=""><samp></samp></a>.</p>

<p><b>Always download the KEYS file directly from the Apache site, never from a mirror site.</b></p>

<pre>Always test available signatures, <i>e.g.</i>,
$ pgpk -a KEYS
$ pgpv bsf-bin-2.4.0.tar.gz.asc
$ pgp -ka KEYS
$ pgp bsf-bin-2.4.0.tar.gz.asc
$ gpg --import KEYS
$ gpg --verify bsf-bin-2.4.0.tar.gz.asc