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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject Re: please update the next release of Ant 1.7 to Xerces 2.9.0
Date Fri, 01 Dec 2006 18:37:06 GMT
Quoting Steve Loughran <>:

> Jacob Kjome wrote:
> >
> > I saw that one of the release notes for Ant-1.7.0RC1 was...
> >
> > "Upgraded XML API and parser to Xerces 2.8.1"
> >
> > You may be interested to know that Xerces has now released version 2.9.0
> > [1] and, along with it, a proper official release of
> > xml-commons-external-1.3.04 (otherwise known as xml-apis-1.3.04) [2].  A
> > number of bug fixes and features were implemented as well.  Also note
> > that as of Xerces 2.9.0, there is now a shared serializer library and
> > the Xerces native serializers have been deprecated.  When serializer.jar
> > (shipped with both Xerces2 and the next version of Xalan) is in the
> > classpath, this new shared serialization framework will be used instead
> > of the deprecated Xerces framework.  There's also a new release of
> > xml-commons-resolver-1.2 [3] which includes a number of features and bug
> > fixes.  I don't think Ant specifically uses that one, but I thought I'd
> > mention it just in case.
> >
> > I hope that Xerces-2.9.0, xml-apis-1.3.04, and the new serializer jar
> > (2.7.1, according the MANIFEST.MF, I guess to match the next version of
> > Xalan?) can make it into Ant before the official 1.7.0 release.
> >
> > Jake
> Jake, are you part of the Xerces team?

Nope, but I did contribute to the latest release.

> We can do this, but we like the stuff in the repository to
> be in sync, if possible, and that's not been the case for the last few
> releases

Do you mean...

I see the 2.8.1 jars and poms there.  I can ping the xerces list and get them to
put the 2.9.0 versions out there.  What's the time frame for the next release? 
Is it imminent?  I can work on them to get it out there.  Maybe you can just
check in the 2.9.0 stuff (xercesImpl.jar, xml-apis.jar, serializer.jar) in the
meantime if the next release of Ant-1.7 (final?) is happening soon.


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