Hi Mukul,

If you're planning on updating xml-apis.jar and its source archive, we'll 
need to have an XML Commons External release first. It's been a long time 
since we've had one of those but there should be some instructions on the 
XML Commons website.


Michael Glavassevich
XML Technologies and WAS Development
IBM Toronto Lab
E-mail: mrgla...@ca.ibm.com
E-mail: mrgla...@apache.org

Mukul Gandhi <muk...@apache.org> wrote on 04/16/2018 08:55:34 AM:
> Hi all,
>     As per this link, http://xerces.apache.org/xerces2-j/faq-
> contributing.html#faq-2 (Release Preparation),
> The 1st point says,
> "Ensure that the API code has been properly refreshed. That is, make
> sure that tools/xml-apis.jar and tools/xml-apis--src.zip reflect the
> state of the branch of xml-commons that contains the API set to 
> which the parser must conform."
> (the source archive is, xml-commons-external-src.zip in our SVN, 
> which is the file name we should use I think).
> To do this, for 2.12.0 release I'm planning to create xml-apis.jar & 
> xml-commons-external-src.zip from the repository https://
> svn.apache.org/repos/asf/xerces/xml-commons/trunk/java/external. I 
> hope this would be right?
> A related question, is it advisable to use the current files in SVN  
> tools/xml-apis.jar &  tools/xml-commons-external-src.zip for 2.12.0 
> release, instead of preparing new archives from  https://
> svn.apache.org/repos/asf/xerces/xml-commons/trunk/java/external? I 
> can see check-ins to  https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/xerces/xml-
> commons/trunk/java/external, after 2.11.0 release.
> If we have to prepare the mentioned API archives, from  https://
> svn.apache.org/repos/asf/xerces/xml-commons/trunk/java/external, I 
> think XML commons version for 2.12.0 release will be XML Commons 
> External 1.4.02?
> Thanks for any answers.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Mukul Gandhi

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