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Re: [eclipse-dev] Eclipse, Xerces, and 1.4 VMs


While we are considering/doing a number of significant changes for 3.0, I think you will find that *massive* effort has gone into minimizing and in fact eliminating API breakage.  I know the UI guys have been agonizing over this and the Equinox team spent much of the summer building a binary compatible backward compatibility layer that now basically enables all of Eclipse and more to run on a completely different runtime with NO changes.

In short, we take breaking API very seriously.  Removing Xerces lives in the gray area of API.  While we don't make any particular claims, removing it would certainly cause some plugins to stop working.  Thus our caution.


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Of course, it's not essential that the xerces plugin be removed for Eclipse, itself, to stop using it. I was just thinking that the foot-dragging would come to an abrupt halt if it were removed.
If you are thinking of consumers outside Eclipse itself, my gosh, everything else in the API seems to be fair game in 3.0. Why fuss about xerces?
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DJ was just being cautious. Since we haven't got a good understanding of how much of a dependency the consumers of the SDK have on Xerces, we didn't want to over state the situation.


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From: "DJ Houghton" <
> Of course you ask, are we removing the org.apache.xerces plug-in from the
> SDK distribution? We are currently investigating this but are not sure if
> that is possible.

Why not?

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