OpenSAML 1.1.2 and Xerces-C 3.x

Russ Allbery rra at
Thu Aug 6 16:30:27 UTC 2009

"Scott Cantor" <cantor.2 at> writes:
> Russ Allbery wrote on 2009-08-06:

>> It occurs to me that I should have actually asked whether OpenSAML
>> 1.1.2 and Shibboleth 1.x support Xerces-C 3.x.

> Nope. It's a lot of work, and would probably mean API changes (thus it
> would be an OpenSAML 1.2). The only fixes I'm making to 1.x code right
> now are the critical ones, to avoid creating regressions.

Okay, I'm going to request that shibboleth-sp and opensaml (as opposed to
opensaml2) be removed from the archive, then.  I'll send those requests
today.  They'll stick around in stable/oldstable for as long as those
distributions are supported.

> I don't know what your release timeline is, but EOL for Shib 1.x is next
> June, so after that it won't even get fixes.

We don't know yet either, but chances are high that we'll either freeze in
December targeting a release next spring or freeze in December of 2010
targeting a release in spring of 2011.  My current read of the project is
that the latter is more likely.  In either case, I don't think we want to
release Shib 1.x with squeeze.


Russ Allbery (rra at               <>

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