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From Jim Talbut <jtal...@spudsoft.co.uk>
Subject Re: Performanc​e issues related to XMLBeans
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:33:52 GMT
On 05/08/2014 10:08, Nick Burch wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Aug 2014, Yaniv Kunda wrote:
>
>> In regards to XMLBeans replacement, I naturally prefer to use JAXB which
>> does not require any additional libraries -
>> Unless it poses some limitations on what POI needs.
>
> We have the XMLBeans objects leaking through the API in various 
> places, and a whole bunch of our users needing that to do what they 
> do. Much as I'd love all of those people to instead submit a patch to 
> POI which wraps that functionality up in a nice usermodel interface 
> with the xml handling stuff hidden inside, I just can't see most of 
> them bothering. Unless we could get JAXB to be binary compatible with 
> XMLBeans, I can't see us being able to switch it because it'd just 
> break too much downstream
I think JAXB would make life quite a bit easier for me, and easier for 
other to make patches.
However I think you (Nick) are entirely right that it would be too much 
of a change now - I think the only way that would work would be to have 
a new JAXB library alongside [S]XSSF.

Jim

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