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From Remy Maucherat <r...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [5.0] Xerces 2 impact on startup
Date Sun, 13 Apr 2003 17:47:21 GMT
Costin Manolache wrote:
> Remy Maucherat wrote:
> 
> I agree - the startup time is important. Tomcat itself ( with no app )
> starts very quickly - and IMO caching the context info ( in a .ser file )
> would take care of most of it. That's why I started to add "Serialiable"
> markers and sort out the "transient" fields that shouldn't be saved.
> 
> However there are many more important issues - I don't expect this to get
> into 5.0. Getting the code stable and finishing few remaining open issues
> should be the biggest priority.
> 
> Moving back to crimson - or no parser at all for JDK1.4+ - and having 
> a small bundle with ant+xerces+a script that validates an XML file
> against DTD and schema would be an improvement for startup time, 
> and reduce the size and complexity.  My +1 if anyone wants to propose it :-)

Yes, that sounds reasonable.
We could pitch the main distribution as JDK 1.4+, and provide a package 
of binaries for older VMs, as well as that deployer package ?

Obviously, this may not happen unless contributors show up (this could 
be a nice small project for new developers, hint, hint) :)

Remy


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