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From Michael Glavassevich <mrgla...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Dropping JDK 1.2 support for Xerces-J (and possibly JDK 1.3? 1.4? in the future)
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2008 06:07:57 GMT
Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote on 11/11/2008 08:08:50 AM:

> +1 to dropping 1.2 support.
>
> Please - be sure that the main website clearly lists the last release we
> think that Xerces worked on JDK version x.y.  Xerces is ubiquitous, and
> is used directly or within other products virtually everywhere.  While
> we don't need to spend developer time worrying about ancient JDK
> versions, we should make it clear where people who have to stay on
> legacy systems can get an appropriate release.

There's already an FAQ [1] and release notes [2] which say where we moved
from JDK 1.1 to 1.2. We'll just add to it.

> I'd love it if we ensured that we feature a prominent link and host the
> download for the zip/targz plus it's key file for "the last known good
> Xerces with JDK x.y" as we drop support for earlier releases.

If someone wants to pick up an old version they will always be in the
archives [3].

> Thanks for bringing the item up!
>
> - Shane

Thanks.

[1] http://xerces.apache.org/xerces2-j/faq-general.html#faq-11
[2] http://xerces.apache.org/xerces2-j/releases.html
[3] http://archive.apache.org/dist/xml/xerces-j/

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