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From Shane Curcuru <...@shanecurcuru.org>
Subject Re: [POLL]: Dropping JDK 1.3 support for Xerces-J?
Date Fri, 09 Jul 2010 14:10:55 GMT
+1 to moving the future versions to 1.4, it sounds like it's the right 
time for that now, especially with the Schema differences.  It would be 
helpful to have one last release using 1.3 with a big notice on the 
homepage so people are prepared.

And I agree overall with Michael about sticking with 1.4 and not jumping 
ahead; Xerces is at the core of a *lot* of software, and there are 
plenty of people maintaining and updating apps on older versions of 
software built atop the ASF XML stack.

- Shane

Michael Glavassevich wrote:
> Hi all,
> (including general@xml.apache.org on the cc list to hopefully reach a 
> wider audience)
> We're talking again on the Xerces j-dev mailing list about dropping 
> support for JDK 1.3. The reason being that current builds of the XPath 
> 2.0 processor (Eclipse PsychoPath) used by the XML Schema 1.1 
> implementation require JDK 1.4. While we do have a one-off PsychoPath 
> jar that was built with JDK 1.3 some time ago, in order to pick up 
> recent bug fixes in this library we need to refresh it with the JDK 1.4 
> version. This would only impact the XML Schema 1.1 enabled release for 
> now but at some point in the future when XML Schema 1.1 becomes stable 
> (both spec and impl) this would get merged into the main line.
> Given the age of JDK 1.3 and that it's generally out of service my 
> intuition is that this upgrade would probably be okay but wanted to 
> check with users on their needs. Is there anyone out there still using 
> Xerces-J with JDK 1.3? If you are, how long into the future will you 
> continue to do so, and would you be willing to migrate to JDK 1.4 (or 
> higher) to be able to use XML Schema 1.1?
> Thanks.
> Michael Glavassevich
> XML Parser Development
> IBM Toronto Lab
> E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
> E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org

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