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From Knut Anders Hatlen <Knut.Hat...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Is xml-apis.jar still needed?
Date Sun, 01 Jun 2008 11:07:43 GMT
Narayanan wrote:
> Knut Anders Hatlen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I took a brief look at the contents of tools/java/xml-apis.jar in the 
>> subversion repository, and it looked as if most of the classes are 
>> part of the Java 1.4.2 runtime library. I also tried to remove the 
>> file and all references to it in the build system, and the code still 
>> built just fine. Does anyone know if the file is still needed? Or was 
>> it only needed before when we built the code against the Java 1.3 
>> runtime library?
>> Thanks,
> I believe xalan 2.7 jars are needed to run xml tests. The jars that come 
> with 1.4 are 2.4.1 and are not sufficient.

Thanks Narayanan,

I'm aware of the fact that we need a newer Xalan for some of the XML 
support at runtime. What I would like to know, is if xml-apis.jar is 
still needed in order to build Derby. I think it mostly contains 
interfaces, not Xalan implementation classes, and these interfaces now 
seem to be part of Java SE. If it's not needed to build Derby anymore, I 
think it would be good to remove it from the repository. The fewer 
third-party jar files we have checked in, the better, IMO.

Knut Anders

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