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ANNOUNCEMENT: Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.3.0

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 23:25:54 +0100
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
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		   Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.3.0

               Supported by EU IST project SWAD-Europe

Raptor is a free software/Open Source C library that parses RDF
syntaxes such as RDF/XML, N-Triples and Turtle into RDF triples.  It
handles all RDF vocabularies such as FOAF, RSS 1.0, Dublin Core and OWL.

Raptor is designed to work closely with the Redland RDF library but
is fully separate.  It is a mature, portable and high performance
library that works across many POSIX systems (Unix, GNU/Linux, BSDs,
OSX, cygwin) and others.  It has been tested on multiple architectures
(x86, IA64, powerpc, alpha, sparc).  Raptor has no known memory leaks
and is suitable for embedding in long running applications.

This version is a major release with new features and APIs to
support the upcoming Rasqal RDF query library.

Summary of main changes:

 * Updated Turtle[1] parser to fix the collections syntax, add integer
   literals and allow - in names.
 * Added support for guessing a parser from content or identifiers.
 * Completed parser feature support.
 * Added sending HTTP Accept: headers for WWW retrieval when possible.
 * Added new utility sequence and stringbuffer classes.
 * Several other functions added and improvements made.

See also the detailed 1.3.0 release notes at
for more information

Raptor 1.3.0 was tested as working out-of-the-box (configure; make;
make check) with the following systems:
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Redhat GNU/Linux 9 on x86
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Debian GNU/Linux unstable on x86
    i386-unknown-freebsd4.9     - FreeBSD 4.9 on x86
    powerpc-apple-darwin7.2.0   - Apple OSX 10.3.2 on PowerPC

The release consists of the full sources, RPM binaries and source RPM
packages for RedHat Linux 9 (Future RPMs will be for RedHat Fedora).
These are also available from the Redland SourceForge mirror site at
Debian packages will be made available shortly and are provided
in the standard Debian unstable archive.

The main web site lets you browse and check out the latest version of
the sources in CVS and use Raptor in various demos (as part of Redland).

I post updates about Redland and Raptor to the redland-dev list
which is one of the lists you can join from the list page at


[1] http://www.ilrt.bristol.ac.uk/discovery/2004/01/turtle/
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