XML Merge was first in released in February 2015 and originally only supported Concurrent Merge, with a few features. Since then, the product has evolved quite a bit. In the past few years, we have introduced features such as Table Processing, Sequential Merge, Rule Processed outputs, and more.
In the XML Merge 8.0.0 release we have improved CALS and HTML table processing, and also added a few more configuration settings to control table processing. These table processing changes are breaking API changes.
As we are releasing a major upgrade, we have decided to use this opportunity to update the XML Merge API to improve consistency, and also make the API easier to understand and use. We have created a new package, com.deltaxml.mergecommon.config, which will include all the enums and configuration classes. This also allows us to use configuration classes in other products such as DITA Merge for similar features and at the same time maintain code easily. The following table summarises all the API changes in 8.0.0:
Original API Settings
New API Settings
Respective table processing settings for classes :
com.deltaxml.merge.ConcurrentMerge, com.deltaxml.merge.ThreeWayMerge, com.deltaxml.merge.SequentialMerge
Three Way Merge Specific