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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Is xml-apis.jar still needed?
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2008 20:14:05 GMT
The tests ran cleanly for me under 1.4 also.

Regards,
-Rick

Rick Hillegas wrote:
> 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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