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[ANNOUNCEMENT]: Xerces-J 2.0.0 final release now available

From: <neilg@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 00:54:47 -0500
To: xerces-j-user@xml.apache.org, xerces-j-dev@xml.apache.org
Cc: general@xml.apache.org, announcements@xml.apache.org, xml-dev@lists.xml.org, xmlschema-dev@w3c.org
Message-ID: <OF9AB65BB0.96E527D0-ON85256B51.001EF797@torolab.ibm.com>
The Xerces-J developer community is extremely proud to announce the
availability of Xerces-J 2.0.0.  This is the first production-quality
release of the Xerces2 Java XML parser.

This new version of Xerces introduces the Xerces Native Interface
(XNI), a complete framework for building parser components and
configurations that is extremely modular.  The Apache Xerces2 parser
is the reference implementation of XNI, but other parser components,
configurations, and parsers can be written using the Xerces Native
Interface.  XNI has achieved a high degree of stability, but changes
are still possible.

For application writers preferring to use standard DOM level 1, level
2, SAX 1.0 or 2.0 or JAXP 1.1 API's to process XML, Xerces-J V2
provides the same level of conformance as Xerces-J V1.  Xerces-J V2 now
comes in two jarfiles:  one, xmlParserAPIs.jar containing the
standard API's that are implemented, the other, xercesImpl.jar, the
implementation of those API's.  With this exception, users of
standard API's should find Xerces-J V2 to be a drop-in replacement for
Xerces-J V1.

In most cases, Xerces-J 2.0.0's various components are complete
rewrites of the corresponding functionality of Xerces-J V1.  The
implementation of the W3C schema specification in particular has
been rewritten so as to make schema construction faster and less
memory-intensive, and to remove the limitations that existed in the
Xerces-J V1 implementation.

For a complete list of changes that have been made in this release,
please see <http://xml.apache.org/xerces2-j/releases.html>.  The
release is available in both source and binary versions, as a zip file
and a tar-gzip archive, from <http://xml.apache.org/dist/xerces-j>.
To simplify the task of migrating from Xerces-J 1.x, we have also
retained binary packages (those name deprecatedXerces-J-bin.2.0.0)
containing the deprecated Xerces V1-style single
jarfile.

Enjoy!
Neil
Neil Graham
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab
Phone:  905-413-3519, T/L 969-3519
E-mail:  neilg@ca.ibm.com
Received on Wednesday, 30 January 2002 00:54:51 GMT

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