Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 833685
bsf-3.1 is available
Last modified: 2016-11-07 22:46:33 EST
Latest upstream release: 3.1
Current version in Fedora Rawhide: 2.4.0
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It appears that BSF 3.x is not at all compatible with 2.x. It also appears that the primary goal of BSF 3.x was to implement JSR-223 for older versions of Java (1.4 and 1.5). The website claims "Apache BSF 3.x is also useful for Java 1.6 as it contains a command-line utility for testing JSR-223 scripts as well as some utility classes for working with XML," but that's a completely separate use case.
BSF 3.x may someday replace 2.4, but right now we critical java packages depending on Bean Shell (BSH), which depends on BSF 2.4. BSH is dormant, as is JSR-274, the attempt to get Bean Shell into J2SE. Based on that, I'm inclined to make this a "won't fix" or "can't fix".