August 2010 Report
Xerces-J 2.10.0 was finally released on June 18th. Among many other new features (such as JAXP 1.4 and the StAX event API) this release introduces experimental support for XML Schema 1.1, including the PsychoPath XPath 2.0 processor from Eclipse (used for processing XML Schema 1.1 assertions). One of our committers works on both projects so there's been some good collaboration across the communities. We're planning on having another release (2.11.0) in November.
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is wrapping up again. Our three students (Ishan, Udayanga and Sanjaya) have just completed their projects. Some have expressed interest in continuing to contribute after GSoC ends which is an encouraging sign. It would be great to have more committers.
No development activity during the reporting period except for a couple of bug fixes.
Nothing in particular to report. There was no development activity over the reporting period.
With Crimson's recent move to the Attic it's looking like the XML project is slowly shutting down. This is probably a good indicator that we should start thinking about moving the website, download area, mailing lists, bug tracker, etc... over to the Xerces domain. All of XML Commons infrastructure is still in the xml.apache.org space (we had left it there for convenience).
Nothing else notable to report.