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ANNOUNCEMENT: Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.4.0

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 18:17:46 +0100
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041024181746.4552e8d5@hedwig.dajobe.org>

		   Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.4.0

               Supported by EU IST project SWAD-Europe

Raptor is a free software / Open Source C library that provides a set
of parsers and serializers that generate Resource Description
Framework (RDF) triples by parsing syntaxes or serialize the triples
into a syntax. The supported parsing syntaxes are RDF/XML, N-Triples,
Turtle, RSS tag soup including Atom 0.3 and the serializing syntaxes
are RDF/XML and N-Triples.  It handles all RDF vocabularies such as
FOAF, RSS 1.0, Dublin Core, DOAP 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), win32 and others.  It has been tested on multiple
architectures (x86, AMD64, powerpc, alpha, sparc).  Raptor has no
known memory leaks and is suitable for embedding in long running

This version is a major release that adds support for serializing RDF
triples to syntax.

Summary of main changes:

 * Added a serializing class for writing RDF triples to a syntax
 * Added serializers for RDF/XML and N-Triples
 * Added an I/O stream class for aiding writing
 * Added RSS enclosure support to RSS Tag Soup parser (Suzan Foster)

See also the detailed 1.4.0 release notes at
for more information

Raptor 1.4.0 was tested as working out-of-the-box (configure; make;
make check) with the following systems:
    alphaev67-unknown-linux-gnu - Debian GNU/Linux stable on alpha
    i386-pc-solaris2.9          - Sun Solaris 9 on x86
    i386-unknown-freebsd4.10    - FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE on x86
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Debian GNU/Linux unstable on x86
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Redhat Linux Fedora Core 2 on x86
    powerpc-apple-darwin7.5.0   - Apple OSX 10.3.5 on PowerPC
    sparc-sun-solaris2.9        - Sun Solaris 9 on Sparc
    x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu    - SUSE Linux on AMD64 x86

The release consists of the full sources, RPM binaries and source RPM
packages for RedHat Linux Fedora Core 2.
These are also available from the Redland SourceForge mirror site at
Debian packages are made available after release and in due course
will be 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, Raptor and Rasqal to the redland-dev list
which is one of the lists you can join from the list page at

Received on Monday, 25 October 2004 07:19:00 UTC

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