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From Tim Williams <>
Subject Re: upgrading some supporting products
Date Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:57:21 GMT
On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 3:50 AM, David Crossley <> wrote:
> One of the things that we usually do in the lead-up
> to a release, especially one that is so long between,
> is to upgrade some important supporting products.
> Now that Gump is running Forrest again, it is showing
> that we can upgrade these with some confidence.
> [1]
> Some candidates are Ant, Xerces, Xalan, xml-apis, Excalibur,
> ant-contrib, various Apache Commons stuff.
> See the list of supporting products being used by our Gump at
> [2]
> The ones with "Annotation = Work Entity" are specific versions
> of some products. Of course Gump is using a packaged version
> of Cocoon-2.1.11 release, because Gump is not yet building the
> head of Cocoon-2.1 branch. See our Gump descriptor at [1] for
> more info.
> The rest in the list at [2] are the head of each product's
> development.
> So compare with what we have in our lib directories in SVN
> to see what might be upgraded.
> We are still using a very old version of Ehcache (v1.2.3)
> and Gump is not yet attempting to use the recent development version.
> So local testing would be needed to determine if that can
> be upgraded.
> If someone feels like doing those tasks, then please do.

I can help here but I thought we *didn't* do updates really close to a

[of course, I'm assuming we're close to a release:) ]


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