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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Is xml-apis.jar still needed?
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2008 17:22:44 GMT
Hi Narayanan,

Not a stupid question at all. No, I ran with 1.5. I'll try 1.4 next. 
Thanks for the advice!

Cheers,
-Rick

Narayanan wrote:
> Sorry if this is a stupid question, but you ran the tests with 1.4?
>
> Narayanan
>
> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>> The regression tests ran cleanly for me after removing this jar file 
>> and rebuilding Derby.
>>
>> Regards,
>> -Rick
>>
>> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>>> Hi Knut,
>>>
>>> I think that xml-apis.jar was added in revision 395643. Here's the 
>>> svn info entry for that submission:
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
>>>
>>> r395643 | fuzzylogic | 2006-04-20 10:07:39 -0700 (Thu, 20 Apr 2006) 
>>> | 4 lines
>>>
>>> DERBY-1078: Move more files to 1.3 source/target tags. Add xml-api 
>>> jars to
>>> compile XML classes with 1.3. Break shared hierarchy up into 1.3 and 
>>> 1.4 parts.
>>> JDK 1.3 now passes basic tests when compiled with 1.5.
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
>>>
>>>
>>> I have repeated your experiment of successfully building Derby 
>>> without xml-apis.jar. Narayanan raises a cautionary note about 
>>> running the xml tests so I'm running all the regression tests now. 
>>> I'll let you know how it turns out.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> -Rick
>>>
>>> Knut Anders Hatlen wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>
>>
>


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