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From Samuel Medeiros <ccc.sam...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: GSoC 2013
Date Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:29:01 GMT
Hi Michael,

Thank you for these information.
Having derivatives of Xalan-J are included in both the Oracle and IBM JDKs
represents a great motivation for me.

I am looking forward to hearing from the other comitters.

Sincerely,
Samuel Queiroz

2013/4/25 Michael Glavassevich <mrglavas@ca.ibm.com>

> Hi Samuel,
>
> (Speaking just about the Java version of Xalan)
>
> Derivatives of Xalan-J are included in both the Oracle and IBM JDKs. I
> would expect that the majority of users would be getting their JAXP/XSLT
> support in this way. I couldn't guess how many use the Apache releases of
> Xalan-J directly, but have to imagine it's gone down over the years with
> the availability of JAXP/XSLT support in Java SE and processors such as
> Saxon which have supported XSLT 2.0 / XPath 2.0 for a long time.
>
> I know there's been some interest by users for XSLT 2.0 / XPath 2.0
> support. They occasionally ask about it on the mailing list. Personally I
> haven't kept up with the standards, so from a technical perspective I
> wouldn't be able to provide much guidance for XPath 2.0 / XSLT 2.0. The
> other committers may have more knowledge.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Michael Glavassevich
> XML Technologies and WAS Development
> IBM Toronto Lab
> E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
> E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org
>
> Samuel Medeiros <ccc.samuel@gmail.com> wrote on 04/25/2013 04:41:07 AM:
>
> > Hi Xalan Devs,
> >
> > My name is Samuel Queiroz and I participated of GSoC 2012 by coding
> > for Xalan-C.
> > My mentor was Steven J. Hathaway and we implemented the base
> > functions for XML DateTime.
> >
> > In the context of GSoC 2013, I would like to work again with the
> > Xalan team in order to push this project to have XSLT/XPath 2 support.
> >
> > I would like to discuss some points with you:
> > 1. In order to become more motivated, does Xalan have a big users
> > community? Can you estimate how many projects use it?
> > 2. Which Xalan version is better positioned -- in terms of both code
> > quality/completion and number of affected users -- to incorporate
> > these recommendations?
> > 3. In order to get help defining a project that makes sense within
> > the scope of GSoC, what could be a great starting point in order to
> > push the project to support these recommendations?
> > 4. Who could be the mentor?
> > I am looking forward to hearing from you.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Samuel Queiroz
>
>
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