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From Shane Curcuru <shane_curc...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Donation of JAXP 1.3 Sources to Apache
Date Tue, 12 Oct 2004 15:53:18 GMT
A couple of comments:
- Please cc: commons-dev@xml.apache.org, since xml-commons is the
actual repository that holds the JAXP code.

- Yay!  Great progress all, both Xerces/Xalan folks for coordinating,
and Sun folks for getting the process unstuck.  8-)

- Both Elliotte's and Clay's questions below are important.  If someone
familiar with the code could comment on:  For either the main trunk, or
a temporary working branch for integration:

-- What JVM's will this code compile on?  Version/Vendors?

-- What JVM's will this code run on?  Version/Vendors?

We need to *clearly* document which versions this stuff works on, and
should conditionally compile or something if it won't compile on at
least 1.3 (since we still have a lot of older JDK version users here).

My knee-jerk reaction is also to hope that it will compile & run on
both recent Sun and IBM JVMs at least before we put this on the main
trunk: we should really try to be JVM-vendor agnostic.  (anyone still
working on kaffe?  8-)

--- Clay Leeds <cleeds@medata.com> wrote:
> On Oct 12, 2004, at 5:12 AM, Elliotte Harold wrote:
> > Are these APIs and implementation thereof independent of Java 1.5? 
> 
> > i.e. can they be compiled and used in a Java 1.2/1.3/1.4
> environment?  
> > If not, could they be backported to work in such environments?
> >
> > -- Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
> > XML in a Nutshell 3rd Edition Just Published!
> > http://www.cafeconleche.org/books/xian3/
> > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0596007647/cafeaulaitA/ 
> > ref%3Dnosim
> 
> Forgive me if this is covered under Mr. Harold's question, but:
> 
> Would this also be portable to IBM Java 1.30 (and any other non-Sun  
> implementation of Java...)?
> 
> Web Maestro Clay
> 
> p.s.  I'm not trying to look a gift-horse in the mouth--Thank you
> Sun!  
> Love your logo!
> -- 
> Clay Leeds - <cleeds@medata.com>
> Webmaster/Developer - Medata, Inc. - <http://www.medata.com/>
> PGP Public Key: <https://mail.medata.com/pgp/cleeds.asc>


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- Shane

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