[Development] Qt XML and Qt Xml Patterns

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Fri May 24 11:51:13 CEST 2019



24.05.2019, 12:44, "Kai Köhne" <kai.koehne at qt.io>:
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of
>>  Bernhard Lindner
>>  Subject: Re: [Development] Qt XML and Qt Xml Patterns
>>
>>  > It's good that Bernhard has received an official statement.
>>
>>  I agree! Thank you!
>
> Indeed, thanks for bringing this up here! We quite obviously should improve
> the processes here.
>
>>  > In general, I think the Qt Company could make a little more effort to
>>  > communicate such decisions, educate its user community, and attract
>>  > new potential maintainers. Actually, communication should start before
>>  > a problem results in a decision. Isn't that an important aspect of community
>>  building?
>
> No question about that. I can assure you though there was no ill-intend.
> Let's try to do better in the future.
>
>>  Agreed as well.
>>
>>  Assuming that Qt Xml is deprecated as well (still not sure) this is the fourth
>>  time a deprecated component tears major holes in my applications. Regarding
>>  Qt Xml and Qt Xml Patterns it surprises me a lot since I consider them essential
>>  components. I will use the stream classes under no circumstances. This means
>>  in my book Qt does not support one of the most important techniques (XML)
>>  anymore. Hard to believe.
>
> I'm with you on Qt XML; Uploaded
> https://codereview.qt-project.org/c/qt/qtbase/+/262779 for improving
> the documentation.
>
> But maybe some approver wants to step up and become the official maintainer
> of Qt XML?
>
> For Qt XML Patterns, the situation is IMO a bit different. The module has
> some architectural problems, and there are good alternatives out there (check
> out e.g. https://xml.apache.org/xalan-c/ for XSLT). So I think it's more honest
> to our users to mark it deprecated, than to assume it's in a good state and should
> be used for new projects.

Do you have any recommendation for standalone xquery processor to replace
xmlpatterns?

-- 
Regards,
Konstantin



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