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Re: Semantic Web-related packages in Ubuntu 11.10

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 15:42:07 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+5bRMdM_xX+A7ffbX-MgnEFzLQHUuuqC4GofLzBQds6A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjekje@ifi.uio.no>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk>
On 6 July 2011 14:51, Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjekje@ifi.uio.no> wrote:
> All,
>
> There has been quite substantial activity around Semantic Web packages in Debian recently,
> and these efforts also automatically go into Ubuntu. Ubuntu has just gone into
> "DebianImportFreeze", meaning that packages have up to now been automatically imported
> from Debian. From now on, new packages requires extra manual effort to go in. I therefore
> think it is time to review the packages that have now entered the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10
> release, which is due out on the 13th of October. The following packages will most likely
> enter Ubuntu 11.10 with the current version. In some cases, the source packages contain
> more than one binary package, in which case I may not write all down.
>
> liblicense-rdf - RDF metadata about media license choices (v 0.8-2.1build2)
> mediawiki-semediawiki - Semantic MediaWiki helps to organise and search MediaWiki content (v 1.4.0-2)
> swaml - Semantic Web Archive of Mailing Lists (v 0.1.1-1)
> libsemweb1.0-cil - Semantic Web/RDF library (v 1.05+dfsg-4build1)
> virtuoso-opensource - Virtuoso with lots of binary packages (v 6.1.2+dfsg1-1ubuntu4)
> samizdat - Collaboration and open publishing engine (v 0.6.2-2)
> buxon - SIOC forums browser (v 0.0.4-1)
> libsoprano4 - libraries for the Soprano RDF framework (v 2.6.0+dfsg.1-4)
> soprano-daemon - daemon for the Soprano RDF framework (v 2.6.0+dfsg.1-4)
> morla - GTK+ RDF editor (v 0.16.1-1)
> libarc-php - Flexible RDF system for semantic web and PHP practitioners (v 2~20101006-2)
>
> Redland consists of many source packages, which contains again a number of binary packages.
> These are the source packages:
> raptor2 (v 2.0.3-1)
> rasqal (v 0.9.25-2)
> redland (v 1.0.13-3)
> redland-bindings (v 1.0.13.1-2)
> It seems Raptor 1 will be removed.
>
> Python toolkits:
>
> python-swap - Semantic Web Area for Play (v 1.2.1-4.1)
> swap-cwm - RDF/XML and RDF/N3 semantic web data processor (v 1.2.1-4.1)
> python-4suite-xml - An open-source platform for XML and RDF processing
> python-rdflib - RDF library containing an RDF triple store and RDF/XML parser/serializer (v 2.4.2-1build1)
>
> C(++) libraries
> libserd-0-0 - lightweight RDF syntax library (plus other packages) (v (0.4.2-2)
> libpaq0 - library for parsing and querying RDF data (plus other packages) (v 1.0.4-3)
>
> Then, there is a whole bunch of Perl modules:
>
> librdf-acl-perl - access control lists for the semantic web (v 0.101-1)
> librdf-helper-properties-perl - shortcuts to retrieve certain information (v 0.10-1)
> librdf-icalendar-perl - convert between RDF and iCalendar (v 0.002-1)
> librdf-kml-exporter-perl - export RDF geo data to KML (Google Earth) (v 0.001-1)
> librdf-linkeddata-perl - Linked Data server implementation (v 0.30-1)
> librdf-microturtle-perl - parser for MicroTurtle (v 0.001-2)
> librdf-prefixes-perl - simple way to turn URIs into QNames (v 0.001-1)
> librdf-query-client-perl - get data from W3C SPARQL Protocol 1.0 servers (v 0.105-1)
> librdf-query-perl - RDF query implementation of SPARQL/RDQL in Perl (v 2.907-1)
> librdf-rdfa-generator-perl - generate some data in RDFa (v 0.101-1)
> librdf-rdfa-parser-perl - flexible RDFa parser (v 1.094-2)
> librdf-trin3-perl - notation 3 extensions for RDF::Trine (v 0.129-1)
> librdf-trine-node-literal-xml-perl - RDF Node class for XML Literals (v 0.16-1)
> librdf-trine-perl - RDF Framework for Perl (v 0.135-2)
> librdf-trineshortcuts-perl - totally unauthorised module for cheats and charlatans (v 0.104-1)
> librdf-vcard-perl - convert between RDF and vCard (v 0.007-2)
> libtest-rdf-perl - Test RDF data for content, validity and equality (v 0.22-1)
> libcgi-auth-foaf-ssl-perl - authentication using WebID (v 1.001-4)
> libhtml-html5-microdata-parser-perl - fairly experimental parser for HTML 'microdata' (v 0.031-1)
> libhtml-microformats-perl - parse microformats in HTML (v 0.103-2)
> libxml-atom-microformats-perl - parse microformats in Atom content (v 0.002-3)
> libxml-atom-owl-perl - parse an Atom file into RDF (v 0.102-2)
> libxml-grddl-perl - transform XML and XHTML to RDF (v 0.003-1)
> libgeo-googleearth-pluggable-perl- export RDF geo data to KML (Google Earth) (v 0.13-2)
>
> Finally, 4store has also gone into Debian without problems, but Ubuntu seems to have
> some problems with it.
>
> I think this is an important step for Semantic Web, as it puts the tools on many more
> systems and lowers the maintainance costs for deployed system. I'd like to thank those
> who have been involved in writing and packaging these systems.

Thanks for compiling the list!

An important step for Ubuntu too, to become well integrated with the wider web.

I've spoken to a couple of the ubuntu folks (Mark Shuttleworth and
Stuart Langridge) about Sem Web and WebID and there is some tentative
interest.

As the tool chains improve it's going to be easier demonstrate the
benefits of web scale interop, and get more and more apps onto the
ecosystem.

>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Kjetil
> --
> Kjetil Kjernsmo
> PhD Research Fellow, University of Oslo, Norway
> Semantic Web / SPARQL Query Federation
> kjekje@ifi.uio.no              http://www.kjetil.kjernsmo.net/
>
>
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