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From Shane_Curc...@lotus.com
Subject [ANN] Xalan 0.20.0 'Gold Candidate' developer's distribution now available at xml.apache.org/dist
Date Tue, 07 Mar 2000 03:22:59 GMT
We have just posted Xalan 0.20.0, a GOLD CANDIDATE for Xalan 1.0.0, our
first production release. We have been testing as hard as we can with our
limited resources, and now more than ever we need your help. The harder you
can pound on this build, the sooner we can identify and fix any remaining
bugs, and the sooner we can release Xalan 1.0.0 -- and start work on Xalan

To download xalan_0_20_0, see


Xalan 0.20.0 works with Xerces 1.0.2, and the new SAX 2 interface.  It is
not compatible with Xerces 1.0.1.

In an attempt to simplify the API, we have made classes and class members
protected or private when we can and when we believe they are required for
any external use. In the Javadoc, we have also tagged portions of the
public API as **advanced**, **for internal use only**, and
**experimental**. For most of your work, you should be able to focus on the
untagged classes and class members. Please let us know if we have removed
anything that you need access to. Our goal is to make Xalan more usable,
not to hide anything or constrain your use of it.

Build notes:
-- See README in the root. Also open readme.html, which takes you to the
User's Guide in the docs directory and the Javadoc. in docs/apidocs. The
User's Guide contains "Release Notes," with build notes, a list of open
bugs, and a list of recent bug fixes.

-- Compiled on WinNT Server 4.0 SP5 with Sun's JDK 1.1.8. The JAR files are
built with the Sun jar utility. The doc and Javadoc are built with
Stylebook, and JDK 1.2.2 javac and javadoc tools. All builds are done with

-- The sample applications are in xalansamples.jar. See docs/samples.html
for the details.

-- Xalan now switches from the DTM (the default, high-speed "pseudo-DOM"
parser) to the Xerces DOM parser automatically in those cases where you are
reading or writing a DOM Document.

-- Sources are tagged 'xalan_0_20_0'.

-- Xerces compatibility: this distribution works with the Xerces-J 1.0.2

-- Thanks to donald_leslie@lotus.com for help with this announcement!

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- Shane         Automation, Test, & Build guy
mailto:shane_curcuru@lotus.com    AIM:xsltest

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