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[ANN] Sedna XML database system v0.5

From: Maxim Grinev <maxim@grinev.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 16:37:02 +0400
Message-Id: <200509271237.j8RCb6It027064@ispserv.ispras.ru>
To: <www-ql@w3.org>


We are pleased to announce a new version 0.5 of the Sedna XML database
system with XQuery support.

http://www.modis.ispras.ru/Development/sedna.htm

New:
- Support for transactions (rollback and concurrency control)
- Support for database security (users and privileges)
- Support for Unicode (utf8)
- Support for XQuery external functions implemented in C 
  (limited to deal with sequences of atomic values only)
- Directory structure and file names changed according to "Filesystem 
Hierarchy Standard" (http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html).
- Support for the following standard XQuery functions is added: 
fn:string, fn:string-length, fn:concat, fn:data
- Update language is extended with the replace statement
- Parameters of DDL statements are now computable
- No limitation on the size of an XQuery query
- Sedna API driver for the Gambit-C implementation of Scheme
- Sedna package for Alt Linux is now availible at 
http://altlinux.org/index.php?module=sisyphus&package=sedna
(the package includes the previous version 0.4) 
- Bug fixes

New contributions:
- Sedna API driver for .Net (Thanks to John Wood)
- Sedna API driver for Python (Thanks to Anton Akkuzin)
- Sedna API driver for Chicken Scheme is packaged as an egg (Thanks to Felix
Winkelmann)

Maxim Grinev
Sedna team
Received on Tuesday, 27 September 2005 12:42:37 UTC

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