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Re: releasing current CSS validator code

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 09:56:56 -0500 (EST)
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
cc: Jean-Guilhem Rouel <jean-gui@w3.org>, Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>, Jose Kahan <jose.kahan@w3.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "public-qa-dev@w3.org list" <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0901230950500.29963@ubzre.j3.bet>

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, olivier Thereaux wrote:

> Hi everyone.
> Quick status update on the release of the CSS validator.
> 1) the s/2008/2009/ and other UI changes, as well as the donation/sponsorship 
> block, have been taken care of
> 2) Thanks to Jean-Gui, we have a much better jar/war build, which should 
> alleviate a lot of problems faced by people when installing the validator on 
> their server.
> 3) I have gone through the bugzilla changes since the last CSS validator 
> release (March 2008):
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/buglist.cgi?chfieldfrom=2008-03-12&chfieldto=Now&field-1-0-0=product&product=CSSValidator&query_format=advanced
> And a first draft of a changelog follows:
> * Fixing crashes of the validator due to some malformed syntax constructs
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6297
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4335
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4469
> * Fixing problems using the generated jar with classpaths, file paths, 
> templates, velocity
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6454
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5578
> * Fixes of SOAP (API) output
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5578
> * Handling of malformed declarations
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1073
> * Grammar fixes
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=3634

In fact the grammar-related changes are more important than that, as it 
was realigned with the definition in CSS2.1 (plus specific checks for 
previous CSS levels), and removed some hacks that were requiring 
lookahead in the parser. This is the major part of this release.

There are also many minor optimisations in the most used property classes, 
as well a a revamped support for audio style sheets (they were completely 
broken, they may just lagging with the spec now).

> * Translation, typo fixes
> * Translations completed: Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Swedish
> Upcoming translations: Persian (Farsi)
> Yves, Jean-Gui, I'm sure there is more ? things that were worked on without 
> having a bug report in bugzilla. Please feel free to add in this thread, I 
> will collect everything and will quickly go through CVS commits to look for 
> more.
> Tomorrow I will go through the 50+ bugs listed above, and make sure we have 
> regression tests in the test suite.

Baroula que barouleras, au tiéu toujou t'entourneras.

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