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From Jacob Kjome <h...@visi.com>
Subject Re: please update the next release of Ant 1.7 to Xerces 2.9.0
Date Fri, 01 Dec 2006 18:52:20 GMT
Quoting Jacob Kjome <hoju@visi.com>:

> Quoting Steve Loughran <stevel@apache.org>:
>
> > 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 ibiblio.org repository to
> > be in sync, if possible, and that's not been the case for the last few
> > releases
> >
>
> Do you mean...
>
> http://ibiblio.org/maven/xerces/
>
> 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.
>

Just wanted to note that I posted a message to the Xerces list.  Here's a
pointer to that email thread...

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xerces-j-dev&m=116499889520564&w=2

Jake


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