[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: {xerces-c/xerces-c-doc/xerces-c-test/libxerces-c-devel}-3.0.1-10, NEW: libxerces-c30-3.0.1-10

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Tue May 26 11:52:00 GMT 2009


Xerces-C++ is a validating XML parser written in a portable subset of C++.
Xerces-C++ makes it easy to give your application the ability to read and
write XML data. A shared library is provided for parsing, generating,
manipulating, and validating XML documents using the DOM, SAX, and SAX2
APIs. For an introduction to programming with Xerces-C++ refer to the
Programming Guide.

Xerces-C++ is faithful to the XML 1.0 recommendation and many associated
standards.

The parser provides high performance, modularity, and scalability. Source
code, samples and API documentation are provided with the parser. For
portability, care has been taken to make minimal use of templates, no RTTI,
and minimal use of #ifdefs.

[[ compiled using g++-4.3.2-2 ]]

This is the first release specific for cygwin-1.7. It is significantly
different from the simultaneously-released xerces-3.0.1-1 package for
cygwin-1.5. This version is compiled with g++4, which means that it is
binary-incompatible with the cygwin-1.5 version (which was compiled
using g++3).  Client applications that rely on xerces-c must therefore
be compiled separately for cygwin-1.5+xerces-3.0 (using g++3) and for
cygwin-1.7+xerces-3.0 (using g++4).  However, earlier clients linked
against xerces-2.8 will continue to operate without issue on either
platform; it is only newly-compiled ones that have this requirement.


CHANGES (from xerces-c-2.8.0-5)
===========================
o Fork for cygwin-1.7 development
o Compile using g++4.
o Update to latest upstream release
o Bump DLL version and package to "30"
o No longer distribute unit tests in /usr/lib/xerces-c, only
  sample programs.
o Dropped deprecated libxerces-depdom library
o Removed versioned symlinks for import and static libs
o Uses libcurl for network access, rather than raw sockets
  and (less capable) hand-rolled networking code written by
  the xerces-c team.
o Uses libicu for transcoding support, rather than hand-
  rolled transcoding code (confusingly called "iconv" code,
  although it has nothing to do with iconv.exe or libiconv)
  written by the xerces-c team.
o Sample source code distributed in
     /usr/share/doc/xerces-c*/samples/src/*/
  can no longer be built independently of the full xerces-c
  distribution (this is an upstream change), but it is still
  included for instructional value.

Configuration Summary:
   File Manager: POSIX
   Mutex Manager: POSIX
   Transcoder: icu
   NetAccessor: curl
   Message Loader: inmemory

-- 
Charles Wilson
volunteer xerces-c maintainer for cygwin

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