[hibernate-dev] Removing dom4j?

Sanne Grinovero sanne at hibernate.org
Fri Feb 16 16:33:53 EST 2018

Hi Jordan,

I think it would be great to remove it. Especially recently we've
started exploring what it would take to convert all jars into proper
Jigsaw modules, and a requirement is that all dependencies need to be
converted as well; this is obviously more problematic for such old
libraries so it would be best to remove it or find a good replacement.

I'd suggest to work on the master branch though, we wouldn't want to
apply this on the 5.2 branch which is now in maintenance mode.

What do you mean with "shiv-libraries" ?


On 16 February 2018 at 21:11, Jordan Gigov <coladict at gmail.com> wrote:
> So, the library has not seen a bugfix in over 10 years, and it lists the
> wrong version for it's xml-apis dependency.
> There are some notes in comments about eventually removing it, and I
> thought I'd give it a try on the 5.2 branch.
> I had to remove two shiv-libraries you had added to work around problems
> you probably encountered prior to JDK6.
> I've narrowed it down to 11 failing tests (5 distinct exceptions) when
> using the default XML APIs provided with JDK8.
> Is there any interest in this?
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