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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: gump/project xml-apis.xml
Date Sat, 30 Oct 2004 00:27:31 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> > Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> >> David Crossley wrote:
> >> > Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> >> 
> >> > I understood that xml-commons was supposed to be the
> >> > official home.
> >> 
> >> So do I.
> >> 
> >> When we prepared the release of Ant 1.6.0 we realized that Xerces
> >> wouldn't work with the 1.0beta2 release from xml-commons, so we
> >> were forced to do something about it.  We ship the Xerces version
> >> until xml-commons comes up with a release (which we asked for a
> >> couple of times).
> > 
> > However it is "XML Commons". All XML committers have
> > commit access, so that they can do it there.
> I think you are not critizing me or the Ant folks (the "we" in my
> statements), but I want to make that clear.

That is correct, not criticising you or Ant.

Actually criticising (hopefully constructively) the
situation that can allow this to happen.

> Of course I'd think that Xerces would ship a released version of
> xml-commons instead of a home-brewed.
> Since they did not and since there still hasn't been a new release of
> the xml-apis today, Ant was forced to ship what we had.

That is the problem. The Xerces people have commit
rights to xml-commons. I get hot under the collar
when people criticise a project from afar, yet it is
within their power to help to do something about it.

By the way, if any Ant committers want to help the
poor neglected XML Commons project, then come on over.

There is a new/updated version of JAXP due to come
to Apache XML soon. Let us hope that it lands in the
right place.

David Crossley

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