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Re: Fwd: Re: XML Calabash and Saxon 9.4

From: George Cristian Bina <george@oxygenxml.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:59:49 +0200
Message-ID: <4EEFC1E5.20601@oxygenxml.com>
To: "Christopher.R.Ball" <christopher.r.ball@gmail.com>
CC: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Hi Christopher,

The next release of oXygen will most probably include Saxon 9.4.
We started a few of days ago to work on the Saxon 9.4 integration and I 
expect to have it ready before the end of this week.
However, the XProc engines are plugged in as connectors in oXygen and 
the Calabash connector can provide its own Saxon library instead of 
using the one from oXygen thus it can use Saxon 9.3 even if oXygen 
itself ships with Saxon 9.4. We will prefer of course to avoid 
duplicating the Saxon library inside the Calabash connector as that will 
increase the size of the oXygen installation kits.

Best Regards,
George
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George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com

On 12/19/11 9:27 PM, Christopher.R.Ball wrote:
> To state what I suspect is a common question:
>
> Do we know the current availability of Saxon 9.4? i.e. inclusion
> with which version of Oxygen (or other tools of choice) . . ?
>
> If the answer is in the nature of 'widely available', I would vote for
> choice #1
>
> Christopher
>
> On 12/19/2011 2:03 PM, Norman Walsh wrote:
>> Ok world,
>>
>> Here's the deal: I want to make XML Calabash work with Saxon 9.4. And
>> I'm sure I can. But some of the underlying Saxon APIs have changed, so
>> if I do, then it won't work with Saxon 9.3 anymore.
>>
>> 1. I can just announce that as of some version, Saxon 9.4 is required.
>>
>> 2. Or I can go to the trouble of providing abstractions around the
>> changed APIs and adapting to whatever version of Saxon is present.
>>
>> Choice 1 is easy easy for me, impossible for you with Saxon 9.3.
>>
>> Choice 2 is hard for me and will eventually have to be ripped out as
>> I'm sure that sooner or later I'll write new code that uses 9.4 APIs
>> and I'm not likely to be willing (or possibly even able) to back-port
>> those changes to 9.3.
>>
>> So, if choice 1 is hugely inconvenient for you, now would be the time
>> to say something.
>>
>> Be seeing you,
>> norm
>>
>
>
>
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