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please update the next release of Ant 1.7 to Xerces 2.9.0

please update the next release of Ant 1.7 to Xerces 2.9.0

2006-12-20       - By Jacob Kjome
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Since this missed the 1.7.0 release, here's a friendly reminder to
put it on the agenda for the 1.7.1 release.  I'm a little curious why
this didn't make it?  It fixed a lot of bugs and finally included a
proper official release of xml-commons-external (xml-apis-1.3.04.jar)
and included much improved (and shared) serializer code, in
serializer.jar, maintained by the Xalan team, not to mention the new
xml-commons-resolver release.  There's a lot to love, but not enough
to get included in Ant-1.7.0, I guess.

Jake

At 11:13 AM 12/5/2006, you wrote:
>
>Here's the official Xerces statement on JDK1.2 compatibility...
>
><quote name="Michael Glavassevich">
>They're supposed to be compatible with JDK 1.2 however no one has tested
>that so I can't say whether they actually are. The same is true for all of
>the previous releases starting from Xerces 2.6.0. These were only built
>and tested with JDK 1.3 and above (though we only distribute the jars
>built with 1.3).
></quote>
>
>The fact that Xerces is built using IBM JDK1.3 means instant
compatibility with
>1.2 unless 1.3-specific APIs are used, no?  They don't use -target or -source
>flags for their <xjavac> extension of <javac> in the build file, but that
>shouldn't matter since, according to the Ant docs, -target defaults
to 1.1 (for
>JDKs 1.1 through 1.3) and -source is ignored previous to JDK1.4.
>
>BTW, who is the Ant build manager?  I think there's enough information
>to make a
>final decision on including XercesImpl-2.9.0.jar and
xml-apis-1.3.04.jar (and I
>recommend including serializer.jar, which is the new shared
serializer between
>Xerces-2.9.0 and Xalan).
>
>BTW, the deployment of Xerces-2.9.0 to the maven repository is being actively
>worked on as we speak by Nathan Beyer.  Can't say for sure when it
will be out
>there, but it should be soon.
>
>Jake
>
>Quoting Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@(protected)>:
>> On Tue, 05 Dec 2006, James Abley <james.abley@(protected)> wrote:
>>
>> > <javac source="1.2" target="1.2"
>> >
>> > That works for me, although I noticed something slightly surprising
>> > when I compiled using a 1.4 and 1.5 JDK.
>> >
>> >     [javac] '-source'
>> >     [javac] '1.3'
>>
>> Ant magically upgraded the -source switch to 1.3 since most JDKs don't
>> support -source 1.2 at all.  And for those that do (1.4.2 does while
>> 1.5.0 doesn't IIRC) it doesn't make any difference since anything
>> below 1.4 is "the same" as far as -source is concerned.
>>
>> Stefan
>>
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