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From Michael Glavassevich <mrgla...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: GSoC 2013
Date Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:00:21 GMT
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.


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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