Saxon has a bug tracking and discussion site for developers at http://saxonica.plan.io - unlike SourceForge, this is equally suitable for users of the open source and commercial versions of the package. The saxonica.plan.io site uses Redmine.
The bug tracker on the SourceForge site is no longer maintained, and all historic bug information has been transferred to the Redmine database.
The archives of the forums on this site are still available for searching, but new postings are discouraged (we have no way of preventing new postings without deleting the archives).... read more
Please note that there is no authorised distribution of Saxon in any public Maven repository. If you find Saxon in such a repository, it is unofficial and unauthorised.
Saxon 8.8 has been released, for both the Java and .NET platforms, in both the open-source Saxon-B and commercial schema-aware Saxon-SA variants. This release achieves 100% pass rates in the W3C XSLT and XQuery conformance test suites, a unique achievement. Follow the links from http://saxon.sf.net/
The source code for Saxon-B is now available in the Subversion repository on this site: patches for Saxon 8.8 bugs will be made available in this repository.
There have been no news items published here since 2001, which hardly reflects the significant events that have happened since then!
In the hope of keeping Saxon users better informed about day-to-day events, I have started a blog at
Let me know if there are things you would like me to cover there.
With the demise of ListBot as a free mailing list service, I have decided to migrate Saxon onto SourceForge. As a first step, I will use SourceForge for hosting discussion lists, forums, and bug lists. I expect that if all goes well, SourceForge will in future become the main hosting site for Saxon releases. Welcome to Saxon's new home! - Michael Kay