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Xalan

17 May 2017 [Steven J. Hathaway / Mark]

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27 Feb 2017 [Steven J. Hathaway / Mark]

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects
use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

Xalan is a mature project, but we are hoping to acquire more committers
who can help with integration builds for a new release that integrates
Xerces-C.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD
 None.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

Oregon State University Capstone students are now working hard on the
Xalan source code and Apache web server integration to prototype
a high-performance XML transformation service. Student activity is
being tracked on GitHub as part of their classwork.

Most activity has been through JIRA issue tracking. The email lists
have seen little activity.

There has been sparce build activity toward patch releases.

MEMBERSHIP

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.

Last new committer:
 May 2014

PROJECT RELEASES

Xalan Java 2.7.2  April 15, 2014
Xalan C/C++ 1.11  October 31, 2012

Publishing of project releases was refreshed Oct 30, 2014.

OTHER ISSUES

We would still appreciate more active persons to build Xalan-C tests.

We continue to get requests for Xalan to support XSLT version 2.  The
Xalan libraries currently support XSLT version 1.  Feature ugrades and
migration will require more than a few committers.

BRANDING ISSUES
 None.

16 Nov 2016 [Steven J. Hathaway / Jim]

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects
use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

Xalan is a mature project, but we are hoping to acquire more committers
who can help with integration builds for a new release that integrates
Xerces-C.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD
 None.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

Oregon State University Capstone has accepted a project to use Xalan.
The project also uses Xerces, the Unicode ICU, and possibly the
xml-commons entity resolver.  Steve Hathaway is the project mentor.
There are three students doing the software integration work.

We are currently integrating the Xerces-C parser patch release into a
Xerces-C patch release.

Most of the communications traffic is via JIRA. Email list activity has been
stagnant for 3 months.

MEMBERSHIP

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.

Last new committer:
 May 2014

PROJECT RELEASES

Xalan Java 2.7.2  April 15, 2014
Xalan C/C++ 1.11  October 31, 2012

Publishing of project releases was refreshed Oct 30, 2014.

OTHER ISSUES

We would still appreciate more active persons to build Xalan-C tests.

We continue to get requests for Xalan to support XSLT version 2.  The
Xalan libraries currently support XSLT version 1.  Feature ugrades and
migration will require more than a few committers.

BRANDING ISSUES
 None.

17 Aug 2016 [Steven J. Hathaway / Jim]

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects
use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

Xalan is a mature project, but we are hoping to acquire more committers
who can help with integration builds for a new release that integrates
Xerces-C.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD
 None.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

Xalan is a mature product.  There is little development activity other
than patch maintenance.  Most of the activity is in the Xalan-J subproject.
There are some participants reporting on their build and deployment issues.

We are still trying to get more participants to report on their integration
build attempts.  Work is continuing to perform integration builds using
Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 through 2015.  Some builds were recently
performed for Solaris against the development SVN tree.  Some build
environment patches have yet to be committed to the code base, but are
documented in JIRA.

We are currently integrating the Xerces-C parser patch release into a
Xerces-C patch release.

Most of the communications traffic is via JIRA. Email list activity has been
stagnant for 3 months.

MEMBERSHIP

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.

Last new committer:
 May 2014

PROJECT RELEASES

Xalan Java 2.7.2  April 15, 2014
Xalan C/C++ 1.11  October 31, 2012

Publishing of project releases was refreshed Oct 30, 2014.

OTHER ISSUES

We would still appreciate more active persons to build Xalan-C tests.

We continue to get requests for Xalan to support XSLT version 2.  The
Xalan libraries currently support XSLT version 1.  Feature ugrades and
migration will require more than a few committers.

BRANDING ISSUES
 None.

18 May 2016 [Steven J. Hathaway / Bertrand]

he Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects
use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

Xalan is a mature project, but we are hoping to acquire more committers
who can help with integration builds for a new release that integrates
Xerces-C.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD
 None.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

Xalan is a mature product.  There is little development activity other
than patch maintenance.  Most of the activity is in the Xalan-J subproject.
There are some participants reporting on their build and deployment issues.

We are still trying to get more participants to report on their integration
build attempts.  Work is continuing to perform integration builds using
Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 through 2015.  Some builds were recently
performed for Solaris against the development SVN tree.  Some build
environment patches have yet to be committed to the code base, but are
documented in JIRA.

Most of the communications traffic is via JIRA. Email list activity has been
stagnant for 3 months.

MEMBERSHIP

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.

Last new committer:
 May 2014

PROJECT RELEASES

Xalan Java 2.7.2  April 15, 2014
Xalan C/C++ 1.11  October 31, 2012

Publishing of project releases was refreshed Oct 30, 2014.

OTHER ISSUES

We would still appreciate more active persons to build Xalan-C tests.

We continue to get requests for Xalan to support XSLT version 2.  The
Xalan libraries currently support XSLT version 1.  Feature ugrades and
migration will require more than a few committers.

BRANDING ISSUES
 None.

17 Feb 2016 [Steven J. Hathaway / Chris]

he Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects
use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

Xalan is a mature project, but we are hoping to acquire more committers
who can upgrade the project to address the newer XPath and XSLT standards.

We are in process of doing integration builds to incorporate the Xerces-C
patches. There continues to be activity on the Xalan-J project.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD
 None.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

Xalan is a mature product.  There is little development activity other
than patch maintenance.  Most of the activity is in the Xalan-J subproject.
There are some participants reporting on their build and deployment issues.

We are still trying to get more participants to report on their integration
build attempts.  Work is continuing to perform integration builds using
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 through 2015.  Some builds were performed for
Solaris.

Most of the communications traffic is via JIRA. Email list activity has been
stagnant for 2 months.

MEMBERSHIP

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.

Last new committer:
 May 2014

PROJECT RELEASES

Xalan Java 2.7.2  April 15, 2014
Xalan C/C++ 1.11  October 31, 2012

Publishing of project releases was refreshed Oct 30, 2014.

OTHER ISSUES

We would still appreciate more active persons to build Xalan-C tests.

We continue to get requests for Xalan to support XSLT version 2.  The
Xalan libraries currently support XSLT version 1.  Feature ugrades and
migration will require more than a few committers.

BRANDING ISSUES
 None.

18 Nov 2015 [Steven J. Hathaway / Bertrand]

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects
use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

Xalan is a mature project, but we are hoping to acquire more committers
who can upgrade the project to address the newer XPath and XSLT standards.

We are in process of doing integration builds to incorporate the Xerces-C
patches. There continues to be activity on the Xalan-J project.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD
 None.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

Xalan is a mature product.  There is little development activity other
than patch maintenance.  Most of the activity is in the Xalan-J subproject.
There are some participants reporting on their build and deployment issues.

We continue to get about 20 messages per month on our development mailing list.

We have proposed a Oregon State University - Capstone project to assist in
the Xalan-C integration builds.  The proposal was not accepted by students.

We are still trying to get more participants to report on their integration
build attempts.  Work is continuing to perform integration builds using
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 through 2015.

MEMBERSHIP

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.

Last new committer:
 May 2014

PROJECT RELEASES

Xalan Java 2.7.2  April 15, 2014
Xalan C/C++ 1.11  October 31, 2012

Publishing of project releases was refreshed Oct 30, 2014.

OTHER ISSUES

We would still appreciate more active persons to build Xalan-C tests.

We continue to get requests for Xalan to support XSLT version 2.  The
Xalan libraries currently support XSLT version 1.  Feature ugrades and
migration will require more than a few committers.

BRANDING ISSUES
 None.

19 Aug 2015 [Steven J. Hathaway / Bertrand]

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects
use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

Xalan is a mature project, but we are hoping to acquire more committers
who can upgrade the project to address the newer XPath and XSLT standards.

We are in process of doing integration builds to incorporate the Xerces-C
patches. There continues to be activity on the Xalan-J project.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD
 None.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

Xalan is a mature product.  There is little development activity other
than patch maintenance.  Most of the activity is in the Xalan-J subproject.
There are some participants reporting on their build and deployment issues.

We continue to get about 20 messages per month on our development mailing list.

MEMBERSHIP

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.

Last new committer:
 May 2014

PROJECT RELEASES

Xalan Java 2.7.2  April 15, 2014
Xalan C/C++ 1.11  October 31, 2012

Publishing of project releases was refreshed Oct 30, 2014.

OTHER ISSUES

The XML project in the attic still references an older Xalan-J release
and is still found by the Google search engines. We are researching a
solution.

We still have enough active members to vote on releases and other PMC issues.
We would still appreciate more active persons to build Xalan-C tests.

We continue to get requests for Xalan to support XSLT version 2.  The
Xalan libraries currently support XSLT version 1.  Feature ugrades and
migration will require more than a few committers.

BRANDING ISSUES
 None.

20 May 2015 [Steven J. Hathaway / David]

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects
use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

Xalan is a mature project, but we are hoping to acquire more committers
who can upgrade the project to address the newer XPath and XSLT standards.

We are in process of doing integration builds to incorporate the Xerces-C
patches.

Steve is mentoring a project at Oregon State University with undergraduate
students.  They have an engineering exposition planned for May 15, 2015.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD
 None.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

Xalan is a mature product.  There is little development activity other
than patch maintenance.  Most of the activity is in the Xalan-J subproject.

MEMBERSHIP

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.

Last new committer:
 May 2014

PROJECT RELEASES

Xalan Java 2.7.2  April 15, 2014
Xalan C/C++ 1.11  October 31, 2012

Publishing of project releases was refreshed Oct 30, 2014.

OTHER ISSUES

Looks like issues moving XML to the attic have been resolved.

We still have enough active members to vote on releases and other PMC issues.

We continue to get requests for Xalan to support XSLT version 2.  The
Xalan libraries currently support XSLT version 1.

BRANDING ISSUES
 None.

18 Feb 2015 [Steven J. Hathaway / Chris]

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects
use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

Xalan is a mature project, but we are hoping to acquire more committers
who can upgrade the project to address the newer XPath and XSLT standards.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD
 None.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

Xalan is a mature product.  There is little development activity other
than patch maintenance.  Most of the activity is in the Xalan-J subproject.

The Incubator Corinthia project since ApacheCon EU 2014 has been soliciting
expertise from Xalan.  We are providing what we can with limited resources.

We are planning an appearance at ApacheCon NA 2015.

MEMBERSHIP

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.

Last new committer:
 May 2014

PROJECT RELEASES

Xalan Java 2.7.2  April 15, 2014
Xalan C/C++ 1.11  October 31, 2012

Publishing of project releases was refreshed Oct 30, 2014.

OTHER ISSUES

Moving the original XML parent project to the Attic has caused some
frustration on the mailing lists, but these have mostly been overcome.
We still get messages posted to the old XML project with Xalan
as subprojects.  Moderating these messages has helped.

No new issues regarding moving original XML parent project to the attic
have occurred.

We still have enough active members to vote on releases and other PMC issues.

BRANDING ISSUES
 None.

19 Nov 2014 [Steven J. Hathaway / Jim]

he Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects
use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

The Xalan project will have a representative at ApacheCon EU 2014.

Xalan is a mature project, but we are hoping to acquire more committers
who can upgrade the project to address the newer XPath and XSLT standards.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD
 None.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

Xalan is a mature product.  There is little development activity other
than patch maintenance.

Discussion continues on how to implement XSLT 2 specifications in
the Java subproject.  Patch maintenance is still being done.

Quality assurance builds for the Xalan-C project are currently stalled.
We plan to pursue the build efforts after the ApacheCon EU 2014.

MEMBERSHIP

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.

Last new committer:
 May 2014

PROJECT RELEASES

Xalan Java 2.7.2  April 15, 2014
Xalan C/C++ 1.11  October 31, 2012

Publishing of project releases was refreshed Oct 30, 2014.

OTHER ISSUES

Moving the original XML parent project to the Attic has caused some
frustration on the mailing lists, but these have mostly been overcome.
We still get messages posted to the old XML project with Xalan
as subprojects.  Moderating these messages has helped.

Documentation links in the Xalan and subproject website pages are
corrected as the problems and issues become known.  There is still
some effort being made to have the web pages made easier to maintain.

BRANDING ISSUES
 None.

20 Aug 2014 [Steven J. Hathaway / Rich]

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our
subprojects use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the
XSLT libraries.

RELEASES

- Xalan Java (2.7.2) 23-Apr-2014
- Xalan C/C++ (1.11) 29-Oct-2012

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

Xalan is a mature project with little development activity.  We are tying
to encourage previous committers to participate in maintenance efforts.

The Oregon State University senior student projects have been completed.
Steven Hathaway was one of the mentors. Jan Iversen was the other mentor.

The development email has little volume.  The Xalan library still has a
significant presence in commercial software products.

Discussion continues on how to implement the newer XSLT and XPath standards.

Our PMC is planning to have a representative at ApacheCon EU 2014.

NEW COMMITTERS

We have a new committer, Samuel, who is willing to become an active PMC member.
He has made significant contributions to both of the Xalan subprojects.

ISSUES

There are no issues that need board attention at this time.

21 May 2014 [Steven J. Hathaway / Greg]

The Xalan project consists of libraries and programs in C/C++ and Java
languages to transform XML documents using XSLT stylesheets into HTML,
text, and other XML document types.

COMMUNITY
----------

New committer profile:

Samuel De Medeiros Queiros is approved by the PMC as a new committer
and a candidate for PMC membership.  We are finishing the work of
getting him an official account.  Samuel has completed two sessions
of Google Summer of Code: 2012(Xalan-C) 2013(Xalan-Java).

Mail list activity:

The development mail list has seen over 100 messages in the last
three months, preparing for the new Xalan-Java release.

SECURITY
--------

The security patch for Xalan-Java is committed to the trunk.
A new release is approved.  We are finishing the publishing
details.

RELEASES
--------

Xalan Java: Previous Release 2.7.1 (2007-11-27)
 Version 2.7.2  Package Release (2014-04-23)
 Version 2.7.2  Website Updated (2014-05-16)
 This includes the security patch.

Xalan C/C++: Current Release 1.11 (2012-10-29)
 Quality assurance builds and documentation are being
 prepared for a new release.

BOARD ISSUES
------------

Resolved issues from last report:

Committment activity for a new release is resolved.

We are preparing artifacts for official product release.

We have accepted a valued contributor as a new committer
and PMC member.

19 Feb 2014 [Steven J. Hathaway / Shane]

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our
subprojects use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the
XSLT libraries.

ISSUES

The volunteers appear short staffed to shepherd the staging of new
patch releases and perform quality assurance activities on the
code base.

RELEASES

- Xalan Java (2.7.1) 27-Nov-2007
- Xalan C/C++ (1.11) 29-Oct-2012

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

Xalan is a mature project with little development activity.
There are still persons able to address the issues of
developers.

The development email has little volume.  The Xalan library
still has a major presence in commercial software products.

PMC MEMBERSHIP

No membership changes.

AI: Shane: ask for an update on sufficiency of PMC members on their next regular report

20 Nov 2013 [Steven J. Hathaway / Roy]

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs
that transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our
subprojects use the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the
XSLT libraries.

RELEASES
* Xalan Java last release November-2007
* Xalan C/C++ last release October-2012, updated Apr-2013
* No new releases this quarter.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

Google Summer of Code 2014 Samuel Medeiros has successfully completed a
second year with GSOC on Xalan projects.  His work is well appreciated
by the Xalan team for his contributions to both the C++ and Java
products.

The community is still able to address issues from the user and
integrator community.  Our limited staffing has delayed patch releases.

We have implemented patches contributed from the Debian community.

We are seeing 20-30 mail lists per month on our developer list.

PMC MEMBERSHIP
* No membership changes

PROJECT STATUS
* Xalan Java - Patch release appears stalled.  The JIRA issues are
 still being resolved.

* Xalan C/C++ - Patch release is still being worked on.  The significant
 effort is currently on documentation and packaging.  The JIRA issues
 are still being resolved and committed to the subversion trunk.

SECURITY
* No outstanding issues

BRANDING
* No outstanding issues

ISSUSES
* We are still wishing to expand the developer community.
* We still have enough members to vote on releases.

21 Aug 2013 [Steven J. Hathaway / Doug]

PROJECT

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs that
transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects use
the Java and C++ programming languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

We implement the W3C XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 1.0 and the
XML Path Language (XPath) Version 1.0 recommendations.

RELEASES

No new releases - latest stable releases are:
Xalan C/C++ version 1.11   29-0ct-2012
Xalan Java  version 2.7.1  27-Nov-2007

ACTIVITY

A patch release for Xalan C/C++ is being planned after the summer.
A patch release for Xalan Java is being planned after the summer.

Samuel Medeiros, a student with Google Summer of Code 2013 is making good
progress on our Xalan Java project. Michael Glavassevich is the mentor.

Our community doing bug fixes and quality assurance.  Both projects
are planning for upcoming patch releases.

ISSUES

There are no issues for the board at this time.

15 May 2013 [Steven J. Hathaway / Jim]

 PROJECT

 The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries and programs that
 transform XML documents using XSLT standard stylesheets. Our subprojects use
 the Java and C++ programing languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

 We implement the W3C XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 1.0 and the
 XML Path Language (XPath) Version 1.0 recommendations.

RELEASES

 No new releases - latest stable releases are:
 Xalan C/C++ version 1.11   29-0ct-2012
 Xalan Java  version 2.7.1  27-Nov-2007

ACTIVITY

 A patch release for Xalan C/C++ is being planned during the summer.
 A patch release for Xalan Java is being planned after the summer.

 The GSoC-2012 student is showing interest of more active involvement.

 There is still a healthy community to do bug fixes.

 Our projects had a presence at ApacheCon NA 2013 thanks to Steve Hathaway.

 Michael Glavassevich may be mentoring a student for GSoC 2013.
 The student from last year is again showing interest to participate.

ISSUES

 There are no issues for the board at this time.

20 Feb 2013 [Steven J. Hathaway / Rich]

The Apache Xalan Project develops and maintains libraries
and programs that transform XML documents using XSLT standard
stylesheets. Our subprojects use the Java and C++ programing
languages to implement the XSLT libraries.

Project Releases
----------------

There has been no new release since the last report.
The release of Xalan C 1.11 has been well received.  Some of our
people are working to add support for Microsoft Visual Studio
2012.  We are moving forward with another patch release of Xalan-C.
There is still patch integration work required for the Xalan-Java
release.

General Activity
----------------

We are being represented at ApacheCon NA 2013 in Portland, Oregon.

A staff of language specialists has volunteered to translate some
of our web documentation to languages commonly spoken and written
in Eastern European countries.

Our website is fully compliant with svnpubsub.

Before Apache XML was retired to the attic, we confirmed that
Apache Xalan dependence on Apache XML artifacts and links were
properly removed and resolved elsewhere.  This includes both
our Xalan-C and Xalan-Java projects.

There is still good activity in the mail lists for our C/C++
and Java products.

Committer and PMC membership
----------------------------

There are no changes in our membership.

Board and Infrastructure Issues
-------------------------------

There are no outstanding issues at this time.

21 Nov 2012 [Steven J. Hathaway / Doug]

Project Description
-------------------
Apache Xalan delivers libraries and programs to transform XML documents
using XSLT stylesheets.  Our subprojects support development of these
libraries in Java and C++ programming languages.

Membership
----------
Steven J. Hathaway is the new chair of Xalan PMC.
David Bertoni, the outgoing chair, still remains a PMC member.

Product Releases
----------------
Xalan C++ (Version 1.11) released November 2, 2012.

Xalan C++ 1.11 is our first release of any kind since reforming the
Xalan PMC.

Community Activity
------------------
Google Summer of Code 2012 was a success. The coding work is being
prepared for integration into the Xalan-C/C++ library.  The
student is helping with this integration.

Committers for Xalan Java are still working toward a patch release.

The Xalan-C++ code base has been independently compiled and tested
on multiple commercial platforms. All reported issues have been
patched and incorporated into the product release.

Infrastructure Changes
----------------------
 * Xalan WIKI has been established
 * Apache XML project has been retired
 * Xalan distribution directories are created
 * Mirror.cgi has been patched - resolving mirror selection
 * Xalan-C dependencies on Apache XML have been re-hosted
 * Xalan-Java dependencies on Apache XML have been re-hosted
 * Xalan-C download support has been validated
 * Xalan-C webpage resource links have been validated
 * Xalan-Java download support has been validated
 * Xalan-Java webpage resource links have been validated

Website Publishing
------------------
The Xalan tlp website is using svnpubsub for content publishing.

Project Branding
----------------
Ongoing -- New website pages are compliant.  The old website
pages are deprecated and will eventually be phased out.

Issues
------
There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

17 Oct 2012

Change to the Apache Xalan Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed David Bertoni
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Xalan, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of David Bertoni from the office of Vice President, Apache Xalan,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Xalan
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Steven Hathaway as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that David Bertoni is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Xalan, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Steven Hathaway be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Xalan, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification, or
 until a successor is appointed.

  Special Order 7E, Change to the Apache Xalan Project Chair,
  was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

15 Aug 2012 [David Bertoni / Roy]

 1. The new Xalan TLP and project websites are now using svnpubsub as
 requested by the Infrastructure team.  The project websites are now
 officially published in the Xalan namespace.  The new Xalan TLP web
 site conforms to Apache branding requirements.

2. New mailing lists for our top-level project are being created. These
 lists will allow us to remove our dependence on the XML project namespace.

3. The new Xalan-J release will be in the Xalan distribution tree instead of
 the old XML distribution tree.  Along with new mail lists, this will
 complete the migration away from the XML project for Xalan-J.

4. Work is being done on multiple platforms to get Xalan-C ready for release.

5. The The GSoC-2012 project to add more EXSLT support to Xalan-C is
 progressing very well and is on track for completion.  The current code is
 available in Jira.

6. Xalan-J is moving towards a release, with the contributors figuring out
 which trunk changes will be merged into the 2.7 branch for the patch
 release.

7. Decisions about upgrading the Java platform requirements for Xalan-J will
 need to be made. XPath2 support is also being considered and there are
 contributors who want to start that work soon.

8. David Bertoni will be stepping down as the PMC chair. The PMC plans to
 nominate Steven Hathaway and we will hold the vote on the developer list
 soon.

16 May 2012 [David Bertoni / Jim]

1. A lot of work has been done to update the Xalan-C documentation and
web site.

2. Work has been completed to port Xalan-C to Microsoft Visual Studio
10.

3. Xalan-C was approved for a Google Summer of Code project to finish
up an implementation of the ESXLT library (http://exslt.org/) and the
contributor is up and running!

4. Work is ongoing to clean up Jira issues.

5. Gary Gregory and and Michael Glavassevich have both expressed an
interest in getting out a Xalan-J 2.7.2 bug-fix release to help show
the community that we're still alive and hopefully renew some interest
in the project to attract contributors. They haven't had the time yet
to make that a reality, but the intention is there. Steven Hathaway
volunteered to help with the documentation for a Xalan-J 2.7.2 release
when we get around to it. This was discussed recently on the mailing
list. A lot of commits to Xalan-J (more than 70) were made around the
new year to start getting the rust off.

15 Feb 2012 [David Bertoni / Brett]

1. Xalan-C is in the process of being ported to the latest version of Microsoft
Visual Studio.

2. Work has been started to update the documentation and create a new web site.

3. Numerous bug reports have been examined and either closed or scheduled for
work.

4. Work has been started to revive Xalan-J.

More information is requested on the community aspects.

16 Nov 2011 [David Bertoni / Larry]

The Xalan XSLT community is becoming active and porting the current
XALAN-C code base to Windows Studio 2010.  There have been some
significant feature additions and code improvements in the repository.

We've also had some discussion on having a Xalan-J release [1] which would roll
up bug fixes already on the trunk.

The Xalan Documentation Project has web pages ready for review and
the construction tools should be submitted to the SVN repository
before the end of November.

The xalan-dev mail list is now seeing 40-50 posts per month.

Long-standing issues in JIRA are being resolved.

Progress on the ASF Project Branding Requirements:

1. DOAP files are now in place for both Xalan-J and Xalan-C++.
2. The xalan.apache.org TLP site needs an overhaul to comply with the guidelines
and we intend to redesign it.

17 Aug 2011 [David Bertoni / Roy]

The PMC is in the process of spinning up from our recent re-forming.

Welcome to Steven Hathaway, who was elected the newest committer and PMC member!
Steven is working to get the Xalan-C documentation in order for the next
release.

We are still working on unraveling the issues around Xalan-J, XSLT 2.0, and the
"rogue" Google Summer of Code project that was started without any committer
involvement.

20 Jul 2011

Reboot the Apache Xalan PMC

 WHEREAS, the Xalan Project Management Committee (PMC) only has one
 active member left, which is not enough to operate; and

 WHEREAS, several ASF members have agreed to form a new PMC to help
 bring the project back to working status;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Xalan PMC is re-established,
 with the persons listed immediately below appointed to serve as its
 members:

  * David Bertoni (dbertoni)
  * Gareth Reakes (gareth)
  * Tim Williams (twilliams)
  * Sanjiva Weerawarana (sanjiva)
  * Gary D. Gregory (ggregory)
  * Michael Glavassevich (mrglavas)
  * Bertrand Delacretaz (bdelacretaz)

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that David Bertoni
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Xalan, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification,
 or until a successor is appointed; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that current members of the Xalan PMC who are not
 included in the above list of members are discharged from any
 responsibilities pertaining to the Xalan PMC.

 Note: voted on board@, results (Tue, 28 Jun 2011)
  +1 from Greg, Sam, Doug, Roy, Shane and Bertrand and no other votes.
 Message-ID: <BANLkTin=AhWnWXjfDxyVCrOcyQcPd_NDUg@mail.gmail.com>

20 Jul 2011 [David Bertoni / Bertrand]

There have been no releases this quarter for Xalan-C or Xalan-J.

The new Xalan PMC is slowly gearing up and getting organized. Some things we
are working on:

1. Separate out the Java and C++ projects.

2. Get a read on the state of the project so we can come up with a
reasonable summary of the current state and where to go.

3. There was an incident with the Google Summer of Code which played out on
the Xalan-developer and Xalan-J user lists. We are trying to understand what
happened and what do to about it, if anything.

There has been a small uptick in activity on the Xalan-C mailing list. A
recent participant has been working on resurrecting the documentation
building process to prepare for a new release. The committee is hoping to
nominate this person as a committer in the near future.

15 Jun 2011 [David Bertoni / Shane]

No report from PMC chair (and not much to report anyway), here's a report by
Bertrand on my findings since last board meeting:

I wrote a last call to the Xalan dev list ( http://s.apache.org/Bug )
to which David Bertoni, current PMC chair, replies that he's
probably the only active Xalan-J committer and PMC member left,
and doesn't have much time to dedicate to that.

Steve Hathaway, Xalan-C community member, indicates in that thread that
he's working on Xalan-C++ V 1.11 and shooting for a September release.
He's not currently a committer. David's willing to review and commit
his patches.

Michael Glavassevich notes ( http://s.apache.org/0H ) that there's a GSoC
project about Xalan this year ( http://s.apache.org/LI3 ) which is not being
discussed on the Xalan-dev list. I have contacted the mentor with CC to
the Xalan dev list to find out more. UPDATE: see http://s.apache.org/KJe
for replies by mentor and student, there's definitely a Xalan-related
GSoC project happening.

In summary: there's a few people still involved, might be just enough to
keep the project going. I suggest postponing the Attic move one more month.

19 May 2011 [David Bertoni / Doug]

No report was received. AI Bertrand: follow up to move Xalan to the Attic.

20 Apr 2011 [David Bertoni / Jim]

No report was received from the project chair. Little activity in the project: no commits since August 2010. This project is bound for the Attic. AI Jim: contact the chair.

All committee reports except for Xalan and Directory were approved by general consent.

16 Mar 2011

Termination of the Xalan PMC

    WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it no longer in the best
    interest of the Foundation to continue the Apache Xalan project
    due to inactivity

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Apache Xalan project
    is hereby terminated; and be it further

    RESOLVED, that the Attic PMC be and hereby is tasked with
    oversight over the software developed by the Apache Xalan
    Project; and be it further

    RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Xalan" is
    hereby terminated; and be it further

    RESOLVED, that the Apache Xalan PMC is hereby terminated.

 Tabled pending resolution of Doug's action item.

16 Mar 2011 [David Bertoni / Doug]

No report was received. This project appears to be dormant and no response after several missed reports.

Action item Doug: warn the PMC that failure to report is an indication of serious viability issues with the project, and that the Attic might be an appropriate destination for the project.

16 Feb 2011 [David Bertoni / Greg]

No report was submitted this month (and last time as well).

Action item: Sam prepare the box for storage in the Attic.

19 Jan 2011 [David Bertoni / Noirin]

No report was submitted. Is this project attic-bound? AI Sam: follow up and request a report next month

15 Dec 2010 [David Bertoni / Sam]

No report was received. This project might be destined for the attic.

AI: Sam encourage the project to voluntarily commit themselves to the attic.

17 Nov 2010 [David Bertoni / Shane]

There have been no releases this quarter for Xalan-C or Xalan-J.

There has been a small to moderate amount of activity on the project's
mailing lists.

Insufficient board report.

AI: Shane follow up with PMC chair.

20 Oct 2010 [David Bertoni / Shane]

There have been no releases this quarter for Xalan-C or Xalan-J.

There has been a small to moderate amount of activity on the project's mailing
lists.

There was a dispute over licensing terms for a patch that a user provided,
which has been resolved. The PMC will be deciding whether or not to accept
this patch. Details may be found here:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XALANJ-2438

22 Sep 2010 [David Bertoni / Doug]

AI Sam follow up to see if any problems here.

18 Aug 2010 [David Bertoni / Sam]

The report was received too late.

19 May 2010 [David Bertoni / Brett]

There have been no releases this quarter for Xalan-C or Xalan-J

There has been a small to moderate amount of activity on the project's
mailing lists. The activity around implementing XSLT 2.0 for Xalan-J
is heating up, with some posters being encouraged to contribute
patches with the goal of becoming committers.

17 Feb 2010 [David Bertoni / Greg]

There have been no releases this quarter for Xalan-C or Xalan-J

There has been a small to moderate amount of activity on the project's mailing
lists. Several former active committers have also started participating again,
with some contributors' patches being integrated.

A few days ago, a licensing dispute between an active committer and another
contributor over a patch was brought to my attention. I'm going to review the
history of the dispute and likely will need to contact someone within the
organization who has more experience with license issues.

Sam to investigate licensing dispute.

18 Nov 2009 [David Bertoni / Brett]

There are no releases currently scheduled.

A discussion about the future of Xalan-J was raised on the user list and has
spilled over to the developer list. There has been interest from users to
contribute to the project and become contributors, since the current
committers have not been active recently. Henry Zongaro has agreed to start
reviewing patches with the intention of bringing some contributors in as
committers.

There was also a discussion about reviving the development of the experimental
XSLT 2.0 branch. A proposal was made to fork the code and create a development
effort outside of Apache. Others stated they felt a fork was inappropriate, and
that it was possible to develop an XSLT 2.0 processor in the Xalan-J project,
so that will hopefully begin once some new committers have been brought in.

19 Aug 2009 [David Bertoni / Brett]

There have been no releases this quarter for Xalan-C or Xalan-J. There
has been a small to moderate amount of activity on the project's mailing
lists. Several Jira minor issues were reported and addressed, but no major
defects were reported.

20 May 2009 [David Bertoni / Henning]

There have been no releases this quarter for Xalan-C or Xalan-J. There
has been a small to moderate amount of activity on the project's mailing
lists. Several posters have inquired about participating in the project
and were encouraged to develop and submit patches as an initial task to
becoming active committers.

Again, it is good to see engagement of the users.

15 Apr 2009

A report was expected, but not received

18 Mar 2009

Appoint David Bertoni as Apache Xalan chairman

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Brian Minchau to
 the office of Vice President, Apache Xalan, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Brian Minchau from the office of Vice President, Apache Xalan;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Brian Minchau is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache Xalan, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that David Bertoni be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Xalan, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the Board of
 Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until death, resignation,
 retirement, removal or disqualification, or until a successor is
 appointed.

 Special Order 7C, Appoint David Bertoni as Apache Xalan
 chairman, was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors
 present.

18 Mar 2009 [Vacant / Sam]

Resolution for a new chair later in the agenda.

18 Feb 2009

Appoint David Bertoni as Apache Xalan chairman

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Brian Minchau to
 the office of Vice President, Apache Xalan, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Brian Minchau from the office of Vice President, Apache Xalan;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Brian Minchau is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache Xalan, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that David Bertoni be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Xalan, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the Board of
 Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until death, resignation,
 retirement, removal or disqualification, or until a successor is
 appointed.


 This vote was tabled.

 Sam to resolve the spelling of David's last name (Berton/Bertoni)?

18 Feb 2009 [Vacant / Sam]

We've received an indication that there is progress on naming a replacement chair. Resolution to be considered later in the agenda. Sam to continue to pursue a report for Xalan

21 Jan 2009 [Brian Minchau / Sam]

Sam to pursue a report for Xalan

17 Dec 2008 [Brian Minchau / Sam]

Sam to pursue a report for Xalan

19 Nov 2008 [Brian Minchau / Sam]

Sam to pursue a report for Xalan

20 Aug 2008 [Brian Minchau / Henning]

Xalan-C
=======
Nothing to report.

Xalan-J
=======
Nothing to report.


LEGAL
======
The PMC has looked into the crypto policy. Brian Minchau raised the issue
on the xalan-dev mailing list. All of the PMC members have stated on the
xalan-dev mailing list that they are unaware of any cryptographic code in
source or in binary in the Xalan project.

RESIGNATION
===========
I also regret to announce that Dmitry Hayes has resigned his position as a
member of the Xalan PMC leaving the PMC members as:

 o Henry Zongaro
 o Santiago Pericas-Geertsen
 o Christine Li
 o Ramesh Mandava
 o John Gentilin
 o Brian Minchau
 o David Bertoni

21 May 2008 [Brian Minchau / J. Aaron]

Xalan-C
=======
The xalan-c-users mailing list is in low activity, about 20 posts per
month, with 1/3 of those being from David Bertoni who is answering
questions.

The next release is not in plan.

Xalan-J
=======

The xalan-j-users mailing is in low activity, about 40 posts per month.
Questions are being answered mostly by Henry Zongaro, Joe Kesselman and
Mukul Gandhi.

The next release is not in plan.

LEGAL
======
The PMC has not looked into the crypto policy but Brian Minchau will raise
the issue on the xalan-dev mailing list and an update to this report may be
made before the board meeting in May 2008.

20 Feb 2008 [Brian Minchau / Jim]

Xalan-C
=======
Nothing to report.


Xalan-J
=======

Xalan-J 2.7.1 was released on November 27, 2007
This release contains:
1) Support for DOM Level 3 serialization
2) Upgrade to Xerces-J 2.9.0
3) Bug fixes

The user community has noted that the Xalan-J 2.7.1
distribution contains a back level release of
Xerces-J. Xerces-J 2.9.1 became available on
September 15, 2007. The level of Apache BCEL is
also downlevel at 5.1. Version 5.2 was released
in June of 2006.

These two will be upgraded in the next release.

Although not discussed by the PMC, I am not aware
of any cryptographic code in the Apache Xalan
distributions. The PMC will visit this issue before
the next board meeting.

Approved by General Consent.

14 Nov 2007 [Brian Minchau / Justin]

Report arrived to late to be included in this month's agenda. Will be included in the next month.

29 Aug 2007 [Brian Minchau / Greg]

Xalan-C
=======
Nothing to report since July 16.

Xalan-J
=======
Since July 16 a new candidate release for Xalan-J 2.7.1 was created
with additional issues fixed. The Xalan PMC voted on the release
and approved it.  Regression testing is still required and
should be done shortly.  After that the release will be posted.

Approved by General Consent.

18 Jul 2007 [Brian Minchau / J Aaron]

Xalan-C
=======

The next Xalan-C release is waiting for the next Xerces-C release (3.0).

Only 7 new JIRA issues were reported in the last 13 weeks; two of those are
closed and two in progress.

Three of the seven were reported by non-committers, so defect activity is
light.


Xalan-J
=======

Only 11 new JIRA issues were reported in the last 13 weeks and two of those
are no longer open.

The number of defects currently open isn't much different than a year ago.

The mailing lists xalan-j-users and xalan-dev continue to be actively
monitored with questions answered.

The Xalan-J 2.7.1 release is stalled on the committers being busy with
non-Apache work.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Jun 2007 [Brian Minchau / Henri]

No report submitted or provided.

16 May 2007 [Brian Minchau / Justin]

No report.

21 Feb 2007 [Brian Minchau / Greg]

Xalan-C
=======

Nothing new to report, just the usual bug fixing.

Xalan-J
=======

From a  code point of view the Xalan-J 2.7.1 release has been tested and is
ready.  The Apache 2.0 licenses are in the code now.

The 2.7.1 release, besides the usual bug fixes will also have upgrades to:
- Xerces-J 2.9.0
- xml-commons-external-1.3.04

However from a packaging point of view we are not quite ready. The new
requirements on LICENSE and NOTICE files are being worked on.  There will
be one of each, but in the past there was quite a number of each (e.g.
one for Xalan, one for the included Xerces, one for BCEL ...). This also
impacts various targets in the build.xml file since these targets build
the distribution files with the NOTICE/LICENCE in them.  All in all the
2.7.1 release just needs a little testing of the packaging and the
approval of the PMC and it will be out.

Approved by General Consent.

15 Nov 2006 [Brian Minchau / Dirk]

 Xalan-C
 =======
 Nothing to report. Just bug fixes.

 Xalan-J
 =======

 The Xalan PMC has passed three motions in the last quarter:

 1. Have a new point release, Xalan-J 2.7.1 (the previous
   2.7.0 release was in August 2005)
 2. Drop support for running on JRE 1.1.x (no tears there)
   in 2.7.1 and beyond
 3. Accept a code contribution from Xerces through Neil
   Delima a Xerces committer (THANKS NEIL!) to support
   serialization with DOM Level 3 APIs in 2.7.1


 Xalan-J developers agreed on a date for the 2.7.1 release,
 and we are aiming for November 27, 2006.

 Dropping support for JRE 1.1.x means that Xalan can now
 use newer JRE library classes and apply a number of suggested
 patches.

 Xerces has noticed that Xalan's Java based serializer
 has been generally faster and of better quality than
 Xerces' serializer although Xalan's serializer was
 originally based on Xerces' serializer.

 Xerces is in the XML parsing business, not the XML producing
 business, so it makes sense to have a common serializer,
 and lack of support for DOM Level 3 APIs was the final thing
 that was holding Xerces back from using Xalan's serializer.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Sep 2006 [Brian Minchau / Justin]

Xalan-C
=======

Nothing new to report, just the usual bug fixing.


Xalan-J
=======

Not much to report, just the usual bug fixing.

Addendum from board@
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

One item I forgot to mention under Xalan-J is that Xerces-J is moving to
using the serializer (writes out XML to a flat file) that is part of
Xalan-J rather than their own serializer. The focus of Xerces is XML
parsing not writing out of XML.  In addition some voting has happened on
the Xerces mailing lists to donate some DOM level 3 support to the Xalan-J
serializer.

The Xalan-J team is receptive to this donation, which will likely be coming
through Neil Delima who is a Xerces committer.  That would be a very good
time to have a 2.7.1 release.
Right now however everyone has been just to busy to pursue this.

There are no changes in personnel for Xalan

The activity of the Xalan committers as waned a bit in the last year, but
the following committers remain reasonably active:
Henry Zongaro
Yash Talwar
Brian Minchau
David Bertoni
Dmitry Hayes

Jim noted that their initial report was pretty meager. They had sent an addendum and Henri added it to the agenda. The combined report was reviewed.

Approved by General Consent

16 Aug 2006 [Brian Minchau / Henri]

No report provided. Henri to follow up with Brian.

24 May 2006 [Brian Minchau / Stefano]

Xalan-C
=======

Nothing new to report, just the usual bug fixing.


Xalan-J
=======

Not much to report, just the usual bug fixing.

The only large bug of note was XALANJ-1324, "XSLTC error: Branch
target offset too large for short". Similar issues are common to all
tools that generate Java byte code. There is a maximum amount of code
that can occur in a block of code that can be branched around.  Thanks
to Henry Zongaro for fixing this with a large patch that crossed 39
source parts.

Approved by General Consent.

15 Feb 2006 [Brian Minchau / Sam]

 Xalan-C
 =======
 Nothing to report. Just bug fixes.


 Xalan-J
 =======

 There has been less activity from the Xalan-J developers and open
 defects are starting to rise.

 A periodic tele-conference of Xalan-J committers to discuss JIRA
 issues was opened to contributors on Feb 7, 2005, but no contributors
 asked to join the tele-conference.

 It is likely that a point fix release, 2.7.1 will occur in the near
 future, but that point-release is not in plan.

Approved by General Consent.

16 Nov 2005 [Brian Minchau / Jim]

[ note: an october report was provided... might omit this month ]

Report omitted since one was submitted last month.

26 Oct 2005

Xalan
=====
In the last report (Aug 12, 2005) it was reported that
Matt Hoyt and Berin Lautenbach had resigned
their Xalan PMC membership.

Since then Christine Li, an active committer was
unanimously voted in by the Xalan PMC members,
and she became a new Xalan PMC member on Oct 13, 2005.
This was announced publicly at:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xalan-dev&m=112921544427842&w=2


The PMC now has these members:
  Arun Yadav
  Brian Minchau (Chairperson)
  Christine Li
  Dmitry Hayes
  Henry Zongaro
  John Gentilin
  Ramesh Mandava
  Santiago Pericas-Geertsen

Brian Minchau's tenure as Chairperson is up. He has been
Chairperson for over one year. The process has started to
pick a new PMC Chairperson from among the PMC members.
That process should be complete within three weeks and the
person elected by the Xalan PMC will be recommended to
the ASF board for approval for the next one year term.

Xalan-C
=======

Xalan-C 1.10 was released on October 22, 2005.

The release inlcudes:
 > Support for XML 1.1 and Namespaces in XML 1.1
 > Improved and stabilized C pluggable memory management functionality
 > Xalan XML serializer redesign for better performance ans stability
 > performance fixes
 > Upgrade from Xerces-C 2.6 to Xerces-C 2.7
 > Support for IBM XLC 7.0 compiler on Linux.
 > the usual bug fixes

For more details please refer to :
http://xml.apache.org/xalan-c/whatsnew.html


Xalan-J
=======

There has been no significant increase in JIRA issues
since the new Xalan-J 2.7.0 release on Aug 8 2005. It is
possible that a few regressions will be fixed in a
2.7.1 release, but that point-release is not yet in plan.

17 Aug 2005 [Brian Minchau / Greg]

Xalan
=====
Two people have resigned from the Apache Xalan PMC:
  Matt Hoyt (Resigned from PMC on June 30, 2005)
  Berin Lautenbach (Resigned from PMC on August 7, 2005)
although both are still committers for Apache Xalan.

The PMC now has these members:
  Arun Yadav
  Brian Minchau (Chairperson)
  Dmitry Hayes
  Henry Zongaro
  John Gentilin
  Ramesh Mandava
  Santiago Pericas-Geertsen

As part of migration from an XML subproject to a top
level project the webpage http://xalan.apache.org
now exists. It is a rather small page but points to
the home pages of the two XSLT processors that previously
existed, as well as an HTML page of the Apache Xalan Charter.


Xalan-C
=======

Xerces-C has announced the Xerces-C 2.7 for the end of August,
Xalan-C committers are starting discussions for a Xalan-C 1.10
release for around the end of August, but this still needs to
be proposed and voted on.

The upcomming release would have:
 > XML 1.1 support
 > Serializer redesign
 > performance fixes
 > support for Xerces-C 2.7 XML parser
 > the usual bug fixes

Xalan-J
=======

A monthly tele-conference continues. It is open to all active
Xalan-J committers to discuss JIRA issues.
The Apache Xalan PMC chairperson was made aware
that there were concerns about the possibility of decisions
being made at this meeting. No "decisions" or votes are made
at this meeting. Decisions or votes are done on the appropriate
mailing list and follow the Apache Xalan Charter.
These meetings are purely technical.

Xalan-J 2.7 was released August 8, 2005. The previous release
was Xalan-J 2.6 on February 29, 2004, about 17 months before.

New features in the 2.7 release are:
 > Support for JAXP 1.3 (thanks to Sun for donating JAXP 1.3)
   including new default error handling behavior required as
   part of JAXP 1.3 support.
 > Support for XML 1.1 in input XML documents, output XML
   documents and stylesheets themselves (previously only
   XML 1.0 was supported)
 > Updates to the SQL extension an SQL samples to support
   the Apache Derby database.
 > Support for alternate BSF (Bean Scripting Framework)
   implementations.
 > The code that does the serialization (writes the output
   to a file) was separated into an independent serializer.jar
   that can be used to write out a DOM, or SAX events into
   a file, or stream of characters without dependencies
   on any XSLT processor. Perhaps in the future Xerces-J will
   use this serializer.
 > Minor restructuring of the source and binary distributions.
 > Various performance fixes, and memory leak fixes, and others.
   A full list is at http://xml.apache.org/xalan-j/readme.html
 > Upgrade to Xerces-J 2.7.1 and a new version of xml-commons
   (xml-commons-external-1.3.02).

Approved by General Consent.

18 May 2005 [Brian Minchau]

Xalan-C
=======
XML 1.1 support has been implemented by Xalan-C.

Redesign of XML serialization both for code simplification and for
performance is underway.

Support has been added for:
- Linux/XLC compiler
- gcc 3.4

Although this work is available in the latest development version
in CVS, it is awaiting the next Xalan-C release.

Xalan-J
=======

A monthly tele-conference (first Tuesday of each month) has been
started and has had a number of sessions. It is
open to all active Xalan-J committers to discuss JIRA issues,
and find volunteers to fix bugs. The JIRA issue database has been
kept up to date with the group's decisions.

A new Xalan-J 2.7 release, with a tentative release date in
mid July 2005 was approved by the Xalan PMC. Due to the JAXP 1.3
donation from Sun, and because Xerces is heading towards a 2.7
release that includes support for JAXP 1.3, the Xalan PMC voted
to have a new release a few weeks after Xerces tentative release
date. This gives Xalan-J time to make any adjustments to changes
in Xerces.

The future Xalan-J 2.7 release will contain support for:
- JAXP 1.3
- XML 1.1 (already committed to the development code base)

Morris Kwan, a Xalan-J committer, has volunteered to do the
bulk of the work needed for Xalan-J to support JAXP 1.3
(thanks Morris!).

The board noted that Xalan-J is holding monthly telecons. Although the board realizes that sometimes such telecons are requested, they should not become a prime mechanism for development, due to their exclusionary nature. Sam has the Action Item to contact the Xalan-J team relay the board's concern as well as ask why they feel the need to hold these calls.

Apache Xalan Project report approved as submitted by general consent.

23 Feb 2005 [Brian Minchau]

Xalan

A new Xalan charter has been worked on during the quarter, undergoing
a number of drafts. The new charter is in a form that is being voted
on.

Until the new charter is approved, we are running under the XML
charter, which requires a unanimous vote by the PMC members on changes
to the charter, and which specifies no time limits on the voting.

The major changes in the proposed charter from the existing XML
mission:
- unanimous votes are replace by a majority vote with no opposing
 votes
- two week time limit on voting on issues
- tightened up Apache licensing diligence by Xalan PMC, including CLA
 or CCLA
- applied patches don't need to be voted on, but need to be reviewed
 by one other committer.

Also, Xalan-C and Xalan-J are presumed as subprojects of Xalan in the
new charter.  They already have their own releases, own webpages, sets
of developers and mailing lists, so they are defacto subprojects.

Xalan-C

Version 1.9 of Xalan-C was released on December 21, 2004.  The major
changes were:
- added support for Microsoft Studio .NET V7.1
- upgraded from using Xerces-C 2.5 to Xerces-C 2.6 as the associated
 XML parser
- over 50 bugs fixed (see http://xml.apache.org/xalan-c/whatsnew.html)
- pluggable memory management allowing users control over memory
 allocation for performance

Xalan-J

The Xalan-J developers are recognizing that it about a year since the
last release of 2.6.0 and it is time for new release, either 2.6.1 or
2.7.0. One issue holding up the new release is that the JAXP 1.3
implementation, which was expected to be donated by Sun microsystems
has not been donated.

Apache Xalan Project report approved as submitted by general consent.

20 Oct 2004

Establish the Apache Xalan Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
 Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
 Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
 open-source software related to XSLT processors, for
 distribution at no charge to the public.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Xalan PMC", be and
 hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation; and
 be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Xalan PMC be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to creation and maintenance of open-source software
 related to XSLT processors based on software licensed to the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Xalan" be
 and hereby is created, the person holding such office to serve
 at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair of the
 Apache Xalan PMC, and to have primary responsibility for
 management of the projects within the scope of responsibility
 of the Apache Xalan PMC; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
 hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
 Apache Xalan PMC:

   Brian Minchau <minchau@ca.ibm.com>
   Arun Yadav <Arun.Yadav@Sun.COM>
   Dmitry Hayes <dmitryh@ca.ibm.com>
   Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>
   Matthew Hoyt <mhoyt@ca.ibm.com>
   Ramesh Mandava <Ramesh.Mandava@Sun.COM>
   Santiago Pericas-Geertsen <Santiago.Pericasgeertsen@Sun.COM>
   Berin Lautenbach <berin@wingsofhermes.org>
   John Gentilin <Johnglinux@eyecatching.com>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, than Brian Minchau
 <minchau@ca.ibm.com> appointed to the office of Vice President,
 Apache Xalan, to serve in accordance with and subject to the
 direction of the Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the
 Foundation until death, resignation, retirement, removal or
 disqualification, or until a successor is appointed; and be it
 further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Xalan PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache Xalan Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Xalan PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache XML
 PMC Xalan subproject; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the XML Xalan
 sub-project and encumbered upon the Apache XML PMC are
 hereafter discharged.

 RESOLUTION 5B, Establish the Apache Xalan Project, was
 APPROVED by Unanimous Vote.

22 Sep 2004

Establish the Apache Xalan Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
 Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
 Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
 open-source software related to XSLT processors, for
 distribution at no charge to the public.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Xalan PMC", be and
 hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation; and
 be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Xalan PMC be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to creation and maintenance of open-source software
 related to XSLT processors based on software licensed to the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Xalan" be
 and hereby is created, the person holding such office to serve
 at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair of the
 Apache Xalan PMC, and to have primary responsibility for
 management of the projects within the scope of responsibility
 of the Apache Xalan PMC; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
 hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
 Apache Xalan PMC:

   Arun Yadav <Arun.Yadav@Sun.COM>
   Christine Li <jycli@ca.ibm.com>
   Dmitry Hayes <dmitryh@ca.ibm.com>
   Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>
   Joanne Tong <joannet@ca.ibm.com>
   Matthew Hoyt <mhoyt@ca.ibm.com>
   Ramesh Mandava <Ramesh.Mandava@Sun.COM>
   Santiago Pericas-Geertsen <Santiago.Pericasgeertsen@Sun.COM>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, than Brian Minchau
 <minchau@ca.ibm.com> appointed to the office of Vice President,
 Apache Xalan, to serve in accordance with and subject to the
 direction of the Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the
 Foundation until death, resignation, retirement, removal or
 disqualification, or until a successor is appointed; and be it
 further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Xalan PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache Xalan Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Xalan PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache XML
 PMC Xalan subproject; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the XML Xalan
 sub-project and encumbered upon the Apache XML PMC are
 hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 5 D, A Resolution to Establish the Apache Xalan Project,
 was tabled due to time constraints.