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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Updated: (HARMONY-548) upgrade to xerces 2.8.0 and xalan 2.7.0
Date Wed, 07 Jun 2006 09:38:43 GMT
Dmitry M. Kononov wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> 
> On 6/6/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dmitry M. Kononov wrote:
>> > I noticed that the xalan.jar 2.7.0 from the ibiblio site does not
>> > contain the BCEL at all. However, a lot of xalan's classes (maybe even
>> > all) depend on it.
>> >
>> > Are you going to add the BCEL to the list of dependencies separately?
>>
>> Can you explain why we need BCEL?  (All the Harmony tests pass fine with
>> the new Xalan version as it is)
> 
> I am not sure that we really need it at the moment. We do not need it
> unless we want to use the XSLTC compiler which is a part of xalan.jar and
> depends on BCEL.
> 
> The reason why I asked is a wish to be sure that I could use the BCEL
> version
> later than 5.0, that is included into xalan.jar usually. For example,
> I would like to
> use BCEL 5.1 or later in some tool. But, can I be sure that the next
> upgrade of the xalan
> will not include the old version of the BCEL again as it was in the
> xalan.jar version 2.6?

You would have to ask the Xalan team for their plans; however, I would
imagine that their inclusion of BCEL is for their own internal
implementation and not as a supported API for the xalan.jar.  Probably
best if you put your dependency on BCEL directly.

Regards,
Tim
-- 

Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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