February 2014 Report


A new XML parser configuration was developed with enhancements for the JAXP secure processing feature. This will allow applications to set global limits (using system properties) on the number and size of entities that should be processed by the parser. Similar capability was already available programmatically through the XML APIs.

Some minor refactoring was done in the XML Schema 1.1 implementation.

Mailing list traffic has been low; roughly 50 posts on the j-dev and j-users lists since the beginning of November 2013.

No new releases this quarter. The latest release is Xerces-J 2.11.0 (November 30th, 2010).


New project files were added to support Visual Studio 2013. A few other minor changes were made to update copyright years.

Mailing list traffic has been low; roughly 70 posts on the c-dev and c-users lists since the beginning of November 2013.

No news about when the 3.2 version will be packaged. The latest release is Xerces-C 3.1.1 (April 27th, 2010).


Nothing in particular to report. There was no development activity over the reporting period.

XML Commons

Some minor improvements were made to the XML Commons Resolver's classloading code to better align it with the ObjectFactory classes in Xerces-J and Xalan-J. No postings to the mailing list this quarter.

Committer / PMC Changes

No new committers in the last quarter. A potential new Xerces-J committer is currently being discussed by the PMC. The most recent committers were elected in July 2008 (Xerces-C) and May 2009 (Xerces-J).

No new PMC members in the last quarter. The last two additions to the PMC were in May 2010.

Apache Project Branding Requirements

There's still some work left to do on the TLP website, including adding "TM" to the project logo.

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