Thanks Boris!

I will be glad to pursue the release issues, patches, documentation,
and features.  Expect to see more activity from me on these in JIRA.

Steven J. Hathaway

> Hi Steven,
>
> shath...@e-z.net <shath...@e-z.net> writes:
>
>> I would like to see a patch release for Xerces-C (XML Parser).
>>
>> The current version of Xerces is 3.1.1.
>> I propose a patch relase of Xerces-C as 3.1.2.
>
> A bugfix release (e.g., 3.1.2) would normally be released to fix
> something, not to add new features. So I think we should aim for
> 3.2.0 (from trunk).
>
>
>> Tasks:
>> *  Update the "version.incl" file
>> *  Merge the trunk to the 3.1 branch
>> *  Perform quality assurance testing on the 3.1 branch
>> *  Update the Xerces-C website documents
>> *  Package the distributions
>> *  Submit the distribution artifacts to the mirrors
>> *  Announce a patch release
>
> I wish it were that easy ;-). A (possibly incomplete) list of release
> tasks can be found here:
>
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/xerces/c/admin/release-procedure.txt?view=log
>
> The major ones are:
>
> - Test on all the platforms/C++ compilers that we claim to support
> - Build binaries for all the platforms/C++ compilers that we claim to
> support
> - Update (brain-dead) Xerces-C++ website management system
>
> I also remember last time I did a release, Apache infra people told
> me that it was the last time we were able to publish our binaries
> (I think it were the binaries) that way and we would have to change
> to the "new way" with the next release. Not sure what that would
> involve.
>
> Overall, Xerces-C++ release is quite a tedious and often frustrating
> process, not something you would want to do often (which is also the
> reason why you would try to get it right the first time).
>
>
>> I can offer some assistance at getting the Xerces-C patch release
>> ready for distribution.
>
> I was hoping to find time and make a release around June or July.
> It would also be a good idea to spend some time and try to fix some
> new bugs that have been uncovered since the 3.1.0 release. Not sure
> if you would like to wait or if you want to press ahead. But your
> help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Boris
>
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