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From Andreas Beeker <kiwiwi...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache XMLBeans 3.0.0 released
Date Sun, 08 Jul 2018 12:00:01 GMT
The Apache POI project is pleased to announce the unretirement and release of Apache XMLBeans
The POI team is now maintaining and taking over the ownership of XMLBeans.

Featured are a handful of security and unicode related fixes.

See the downloads page for binary and source distributions:

Note: The Apache Software Foundation uses an extensive mirroring network for
distributing releases. It is possible that the mirror you are using may not
have replicated the release yet. If that is the case, please try another mirror.
This also goes for Maven access.

Release Notes

The most notable changes in this release are:

* XMLBEANS-517: use safe XML parsers
* XMLBEANS-515: remove piccolo support
* XMLBEANS-514: make Java 6 the lowest supported runtime
* XMLBEANS-332: XMLBeans changes surrogate pair bytes to question marks

A full list of changes is available in the change log:

People interested should also follow the *POI* dev mailing list to track further progress.

Release Contents

This release comes in two forms:
 - pre-built binaries containing compiled versions of all Apache XMLBeans components and
   (xmlbeans-bin-3.0.0-20180629.zip or xmlbeans-bin-3.0.0-20180629.tgz)
 - source archive you can build XMLBeans from (xmlbeans-src-3.0.0-20180629.zip or xmlbeans-src-3.0.0-20180629.tgz)
  Unpack the archive and use the following command to build all XMLBeans components with
Apache Ant 1.8+ and JDK 1.6 or higher:

  ant deploy

 Pre-built versions of all XMLBeans components are also available in the central Maven repository
 under Group ID "org.apache.xmlbeans" and Version "3.0.0"

All release artifacts are accompanied by SHA checksums and PGP signatures
that you can use to verify the authenticity of your download.
The public key used for the PGP signature can be found at


About Apache XMLBeans

XMLBeans is a tool that allows access to the full power of XML in a Java friendly way.
The idea is to take advantage of the richness and features of XML and XML Schema
and have these features mapped as naturally as possible to the equivalent Java
language and typing constructs.

See https://xmlbeans.apache.org for more details

About Apache POI

Apache POI is well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and
writing Microsoft Office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word,
Visio, Publisher and Outlook. It supports both the older (OLE2) and
new (OOXML - Office Open XML) formats.

See https://poi.apache.org/ for more details

On behalf of the Apache POI PMC,

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