February 2010 Report
The developers are still working towards releasing Xerces-J 2.10.0. It had been planned for December but the committers became busy with other matters late in the year so did not have enough time to finish it off. 79 JIRA issues have been resolved so far with a few more to go before we can wrap this up.
We've had some early interest from a student looking to particpate in GSoC. He has been getting familiar with Xerces, has already been posting to the mailing lists and looks like he may submit a proposal to work on the Schema Component Designators (SCD) project that we had suggested on the ASF GSoC Wiki in 2009.
Xerces-C++ 3.1.0 was released on the 1st of February. This includes a fix for CVE-2009-1885 (the security issue reported by CERT-FI last summer). A bug-fix 3.1.1 release may follow in a few months if needed.