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   Re: The expat problem...

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  • From: Steve Ball <Steve.Ball@zveno.com>
  • To: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 22:29:48 +1000

Matt Sergeant wrote:
[... snip ...]
> The Solution:
> Do the same as 4XT.org has done. Register the domain name 4expat.org and
> maintain a version of expat that has all the features that XML::Parser,
> Sablotron, Apache and PHP (and others) need. Distribute a single .tar.gz
> of Expat that builds a shared library only. Distribute rpm's for Linux,
> and maybe a Windows installer if people really want that. Maintain a
> mailing list. Communicate with all the major library maintainers to make
> sure that we can all use a single shared expat library (DSO).
> How does that sound? I'm not too hot on the technical issues (I'm a Perl
> guy, not a C programmer), so don't ask too many questions of me (although
> I can probably point you to technical discussions on the 'net about the
> problem). But this is a real and valid problem, that I'd love to see
> sorted out in a community way.

I maintain TclExpat, a dynamically-linked wrapper for Expat in Tcl,
and that solution sounds perfect.

Let me know what I can do to help...

Steve Ball

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