Been out of sight again for a while. Sigh ...
There have been various SAX moves recently that Arabica should catch up on. David Megginson released SAX 2.0.2.
This mini-release is intended mainly to add support for XML 1.1 and Namespaces 1.1, including Unicode normalization. The changes are all in features, properties, and JavaDoc, not in the actual class and method signatures; since the new features and properties are optional, existing libraries should continue to work with the new release.
At about the same time, and of especial interest is Elliotte Rusty Harold's SAX Test Suite. I've needed something like this for some time, to be honest, but haven't had the time and motivation simultaneously to ever do anything about it. Now the legwork has been done for the Java version, it should provide strong pointers for an Arabica version.
Finally, Daniel Veillard has dropped a new release of libxml.