Updated: xerces-c-2.3.0-1

Abraham Backus abraham@backus.com
Mon Jun 2 04:01:00 GMT 2003

I've updated the version of xerces-c to 2.3.0-1.  This also includes the
xerces-c-devel, xerces-c-doc, and libxerces-c23 packages.

This is an official update release.  The official release announcement text

The Xerces-C team is pleased to announce that Xerces-C 2.3.0 is now
available.  The primary features of this release are:

- pluggable memory management:  Allows an application to have Xerces
request memory from a user-supplied object rather than directly from the
heap.  To allow for maximum flexibility, this has been implemented on a
per-parser basis;
- pluggable panic handler:  The user may now register an object with the
parser that the will notify when it cannot initialize itself;
- security handling:  a means is now provided allowing applications to
limit the extent to which the parser will process certain XML constructs
that could be exploited in a denial-of-service attack.
- partial implementation of DOM level 3 normalization.

The release is available in both source and binary formats; the binary
formats that are provided are for 32- and 64-bit versions of AIX, HPUX,
Linux, Solaris and Windows.  They can be downloaded from

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Libs"
("Devel" for the xerces-c-devel package, "Doc" for the xerces-c-doc
package) and then click on the appropriate field until the above announced
version number appears if it is not displayed already.

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