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From Michael Glavassevich <mrgla...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Additional W3C APIs in XML Commons External?
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2005 13:51:41 GMT
Jeremias Maerki <dev.jeremias@greenmail.ch> wrote on 06/21/2005 02:21:32 
AM:

> 
> On 20.06.2005 19:49:17 Michael Glavassevich wrote:
> > Jeremias Maerki <dev.jeremias@greenmail.ch> wrote on 06/20/2005 
05:33:42 
> > AM:
> > 
> > > Hi there
> > > 
> > > Would anyone be opposed to adding three additional packages to
> > > java/external here in XML Commons. Over in Batik there are the 
following
> > > packages that should ideally be in a place like java/external since 
they
> > > are not under the ALv2:
> > > 
> > > org.w3c.css.sac: The Simple API for CSS, 
> > http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/SAC/
> > > org.w3c.dom.smil: SMIL Bindings, http://dev.w3.
> > > org/cvsweb/java/classes/org/w3c/dom/smil/#dirlist
> > > org.w3c.dom.svg: SVG Bindings, http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/java.html
> > > 
> > > This would help Batik clean up their repo so there is no mix of
> > > ALv2- and W3C-licensed code.
> > 
> > That sounds okay to me, though I would suggest that these packages be 
> > built into a new jar to keep a clean separation between the JAXP 
packages 
> > and other XML APIs.
> 
> No problem with that. But we could simply mix in the sources and control
> the separation through the build, right? That an easy thing to do.

Right.

> Good ideas about naming the second JAR? xml-apis-ext.jar?

I'm fine with xml-apis-ext.jar.

> > We're planning on tagging the main branch either 
> > tomorrow or Wednesday in preparation for the Xerces release scheduled 
for 
> > this Friday (and the upcoming Xalan release). Was this something you 
were 
> > planning on doing soon?
> 
> Soon, yes, but not that soon. Just do your release preparations and
> notify the commons-dev@xml list when everything is finished. It makes no
> sense to complicate your lives unnecessarily. :-)

Will do that.

> Good to know that a new Xalan release is in the queue. I've got to check
> that a certain bugfix I posted gets integrated. Hehe.
>
> > > BTW, what about converting xml-commons to Subversion?
> > 
> > I think we've been waiting for a period of calm where the only change 
> > going on is the migration from CVS to SVN. I expect activity on 
> > java/external to be fairly quiet again after this week. I know there's 

> > been some work being done on the resolver. Not sure what the status is 
on 
> > that.
> 
> Ok, so let's have a vote on the SVN migration after the externals
> release. That'll force everyone's hand. The big problem will be the
> timing of the migration since the infrastructure people seem to be
> pretty busy.
> 
> Thanks,
> Jeremias Maerki
> 

Michael Glavassevich
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab
E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org

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