> It sounds to me like the JLine switch is controversial enough to wait
> until after 2.5.4 is out and make this a release blocker for 2.5.5
> (and 2.7 for that matter). There are enough fixes in 2.5.4 that I'd
> really like to get it out into the world with a big note in the
> release about how and why to switch back to the old console if needed.
I think putting out a 2.5.4 sooner rather than later is good idea.
We can decide afterwards about jline, and whatever outcome can be implemented for 2.5.5, which I imagine will be the last of the 2.5 line.
I will write separately about the jline issues, where I think we stand, and some possibilities for what we can do about it.