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From Michael Glavassevich <>
Subject Re: [GUMP@vmgump]: Project dist-xerces (in module xml-xerces2) failed
Date Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:02:18 GMT

Stefan Bodewig <> wrote on 08/16/2010 07:23:58 AM:

> On 2010-08-14, Michael Glavassevich wrote:
> > Looks like Gump recently changed over to using Open JDK 6 and that
> > something in the Apache Stylebook to fail.
> Yes.  Gump got a new virtual machine an OpenJDK is what you get by
> default on Ubuntu 10.4 if you ask for some falvor of Java.
> > No one works on that component anymore so don't see how this could be
> > fixed (aside from switching Gump over to a JDK which Stylebook
> > actually works with). We have no plans to move off of Stylebook for
> > generating Xerces' documentation. Perhaps 'dist-xerces' should be
> > disabled for now or at least the nag e-mails which are becoming noise
> > on our development mailing list.
> I don't think we are going to switch to a different Java SDK at the
> moment and nothing will magically fix Stylebook, so it would probably be
> the best idea to completely remove the project - it will never get
> fixed.
> Like Bill said, you can modify the metadata yourself - no other project
> depends on dist-xerces so completely removing the project-element won't
> do any harm.  If you need any help, just ask.

Right. I dabbled in the metadata ages ago but wanted to check first that I
wasn't about to rip something out that someone depends on (or if there were
any alternatives). The project is gone now.

> Stefan
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Michael Glavassevich
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab
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