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From "Pedro F. Giffuni" <giffu...@tutopia.com>
Subject Re: saxon
Date Fri, 16 Sep 2011 19:13:21 GMT
Hi again;

I noticed this nice package came in through FreshPorts:

http://www.zorba-xquery.com/

It appears to have all the functionality of saxon under
an Apache version 2 license, so it could be another
alternative to consider along with Xalan/Xerces.

I should also mention that I contacted the saxon authors
and while they would've really liked to adopt an Apache
License this is not really possible anytime soon due
to some contributed code and difficulties getting all
the approvals. Apparently IBM also went through such
a process with them before and ended giving up.

cheers,

Pedro.

--- On Mon, 8/29/11, Mathias Bauer  wrote:

> Am 29.08.2011 17:41, schrieb Pedro F. Giffuni:
> 
> > Looking a bit into Matthias' list, there's the saxon
> issue.
> > 
> > I looked for a replacement and it would look like the
> > Apache Xalan project could be an alternative:
> > 
> >    http://xalan.apache.org/
> > 
> > If, for some reason, we want to keep saxon, please
> note:
> > 
> > - In principle it would seem like it's required by
> doc
> > developers only, right? So in principle we shouldn't
> > require it unless we are regenerating the help files.
> > BTW, the DITA toolkit also uses saxon.
> > 
> > - The version we use is extremely outdated and without
> support
> > of any kind. I would recommend checking out the
> Homepage and
> > adopt either the last Saxon-B or, preferable,
> Saxon-HE.
> > Also the saxon patch in OO mentions a bug in ant that
> was
> > solved long ago.
> 
> saxon is used at least for our xslt filters (or only for
> some of them, I
> don't know). Until noone investigated that further, we
> can't exclude
> that we need a replacement.
> 
> Regards,
> Mathias
> 
> 

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