Release of libxml-2.3.0 amd libxslt-0.1.0

This is to announce that libxml-2.3.0 amd libxslt-0.1.0 are out

  Those are available at:
    in the stable tree of for libxml2
    and unstable tree for libxslt
  Libxml-2.3.0 is a normal, mostly bugfixe release. The only
significant change w.r.t. previous libxml2 versions is that
it uses the xml2 name for everything including xml2-config
script, so one can now have on a single machine both libxml1
and libxml2 installed with their development tools too.
  The XPath support received a lot of love, bug fixes and some
tuning as the result of reusing it for serious XSLT stuff.
  Basically, it should not break applications based on libxml2
previous versions, but you need to ajust the makefiles/configure
to get the right configuration informations.

  Libxslt-0.1.0 is the first beta release, it should cover
most features from the XSLT-1.0 spec but it's clearly not
complete yet. Check the FEATURES file to get a precise idea.
It requires libxml 2.3.0 or later. For more info on XSLT:

      XSL Transformations (XSLT)

  The embedded xmlproc test program allow to run non-trivial
transformations anyway.
  Usage is
    xsltproc [-v] [--debug] file.xsl file.xml

  The main parts missing are:
    - Extensions support
    - Embedding Stylesheets
    - Some part of xsl:number
    - xsl:apply-imports
    - document() and key() are incomplete

  A quick grep on FEATURES indicates 146 YES and 19 NO.
Bjorn Reese provided numbers and formatting functions. We are getting
closer from feature completion at a quick rate.

  Libxslt may work for most use right now, but it is clear that its
not well tested and it's aboslutely certain that some obvious bugs will
be found as there is more testing and real use. Please use the 
xml rpmfind net list to report bugs or the Gnome Bug tracking database
specifying the libxslt module:

 It is probable that libxml and libxslt will have different releases
schedule in the future. I expect to ship a new XSLT version approximately
every weeks in the next month,


Daniel Veillard      | Red Hat Network
veillard redhat com  | libxml Gnome XML toolkit | Rpmfind RPM search engine

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