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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: XML parser for Ant 1.5 was Re: [VOTE] Ant 1.5 Release Plan
Date Tue, 09 Apr 2002 21:41:47 GMT
On Wed, 10 Apr 2002 07:41, Stephane Bailliez wrote:
> For Ant 1.5, I would be in favor of changing the parser from Crimson to
> Xerces 2.0.1

+1

Stop me having to update ant to use xerces everytime ;)

>
> - I think distrib size was one of the main concern to keep crimson (as far
> as I can remember, veterans correct me if I'm wrong :-). Crimson is 200K
> (185K packed),  Xerces 2 is 1.6MB (500K packed) + XML Apis 120K (30K
> packed)
>
> My arguments to change it would be:
> - Xerces provides more features (XML Schema) for people using XML heavily,
> this is a plus.
> - It interfaces with Xalan which seems to be the most used xsl processor (
> <style> )
> - XML apis are decoupled making things crystal clear about DOM/SAX/JAXP
> versions.
> - Crimson roadmap is 'the future plan is to move to a different codebase
> called Xerces Java 2' :)
> - Ant tests are run with Xerces 2 and XML APIs with GUMP
> - The future is now :)
>
> I tested with the Ant 1.4.1 release and the zip size switching from
> crimson/jaxp to xerces2/xmlapis jumps from 2.7MB to 3.07MB so distribution
> size is merely not an issue, this is a reasonable 10% increase.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephane Bailliez" <sbailliez@apache.org>
> To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 9:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [VOTE] Ant 1.5 Release Plan
>
> > I'm +0 on your proposal since I will not be able to help at all due to my
> > absence from April 19 to May 26. My presence has been more than sparse
>
> this
>
> > last month due to a need to prepare things for this trip. I apologize for
> > this but you have my complete moral support and I wish to thank you all
>
> for
>
> > pushing this release out. You all did an -awesome- job and you deserve
>
> more
>
> > than a Javaworld award for that.
> >
> > Stephane
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Magesh Umasankar" <umagesh@apache.org>
> >
> > > Hi,
> > > I feel that we have made quite some progress after releasing
> > > Ant 1.4.1 to warrant a new release.  We have added a bunch
> > > of new functionality and fixed a good number of existing
> > > problems as well.  Kudos to all those who participated.
> > >
> > > I would like to call for a vote on moving towards a release
> > > of Ant 1.5.
> > >
> > > Here is the tentative timeline that I propose:
> > >
> > > April 13: Complete gathering votes for move-towards-release
> > >           proposal.
> > >
> > > If proposal passes,
> > >
> > > Till April 30: Complete planned activities (based on to-do list)
> > >                on Ant 1.5Alpha
> > > May 1st Week : Release Ant 1.5Beta1
> > > Rest of May  : *Bug* fixes to Ant 1.5Alpha, if any.
> > > June 1st Week: Release Ant 1.5Beta2, followed by *bug* fixes, if any.
> > > June 4th Week: Vote on Ant 1.5 Release.
> > > July 1st Week: Release Ant 1.5
> > >
> > > I would be willing to make an attempt at being the
> > > Release Manager.  However, if somebody else is
> > > interested, I would *really welcome it* as I
> > > expect to be extremely busy this Spring and Summer
> > > (as you would have perhaps already noticed by my
> > > sparse presence in the list the past few weeks).
> > > In other words, if nobody else wants to bite the
> > > bullet, then, I will (see how bad I want 1.5 out
> > > the door? ;-)
> > >
> > > Anyway, send in your votes for:
> > >
> > > 1. Proposal to move towards releasing Ant 1.5 (+1)
> > > 2. Proposed timeline (+1)
> > > 3. Magesh as Proposed Release Manager (+0) (+1, if no other
> > >    committer volunteers).
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Magesh
> > >
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Cheers,

Pete

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you've made a dangerous leap right over common 
sense, like some kind of metaphysical Evil Knievel
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