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ANNOUNCEMENT: Raptor RDF Parser Library 1.4.19

From: Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 13:59:01 -0700
Message-ID: <4A638915.6080700@dajobe.org>
To: 'Semantic Web' <semantic-web@w3.org>
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                   Raptor RDF Parser Library 1.4.19
                      http://librdf.org/raptor/

Raptor is a free software / Open Source C library that provides a set
of Resource Description Framework (RDF) parsers and serializers that
both generate RDF triples by parsing syntaxes and serialize RDF
triples into a syntax.  It is a mature, portable and high performance
library that works across many systems and architectures.

It parses the following syntax into RDF triples:
  RDF/XML, N-Triples, TRiG, Turtle, GRDDL (including microformats
  hCard and hCal) and RSS tag soup for RSSes, Atom 0.3 and Atom 1.0.
and serializes RDF triples into the following syntaxes:
  RDF/XML, RDF/XML abbreviated, RDF/XML XMP, N-Triples,
  Atom 1.0, RSS 1.0, Graphviz DOT, Turtle and JSON.

          *** WARNING: FUTURE ABI and API CHANGES ***
  The next release of raptor 1.4.x will include bug fixes only and no
  new features. New development will move to raptor 2 where a planned
  ABI and API break will happen. There may be preview releases of
  raptor 2 with 1.9.x numbering.

The main changes in this version since the last release 2008-06-25 are:
  * Many improvements to RSS tag soup (RSSes and Atom) parser and the
    RSS 1.0 and Atom serializers.
  * Several fixes and improvements to the N-Triples, RDFa and RDF/XML
    parsers and Turtle serializer.
  * Improved the use and configuration of static libxml functions for
    better compatibility.
  * Several Win32 portability fixes - Lou Sakey.
  * Many internal changes for upcoming Raptor V2 - primarily by Lauri Aalto.
  * Many other fixes and resilience improvements.
  * Fixed reported issues: 0000259, 0000262, 0000263, 0000266, 0000269,
    0000270, 0000276, 0000277, 0000287, 0000288, 0000289, 0000290,
    0000293, 0000296, 0000299 and 0000303.

For full details of the changes see the Raptor 1.4.19 release notes at
  http://librdf.org/raptor/RELEASE.html#rel1_4_19

Binary deb packages for Debian unstable will be made available
later via the standard debian archive and download.librdf.org.

Sources are also available from the Redland SourceForge mirror site
at http://sourceforge.net/projects/librdf/

The http://librdf.org/ site lets you browse and check out the latest
version of the sources in Subversion and use Raptor in various demos
as part of Redland such as Triplr http://triplr.org/

For more information on Redland, Raptor or Rasqal please join
the redland-dev list by visiting http://librdf.org/lists/
or visit IRC channel #redland on irc.freenode.net

Dave
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