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ANNOUNCEMENT: Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.4.3

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 21:06:57 +0000
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050103210657.70929bd2@hedwig.dajobe.org>

		   Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.4.3
		      http://librdf.org/raptor/

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 serializing 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, N-Triples and RSS 1.0.  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
applications.

This version is a major release adding an XML writer API supporting
several serializers and Rasqal[1]

Summary of main changes:
  * New XML Writer API
  * Improved RDF/XML serializer allowing user namespace declarations
    and writing relative URIs where possible.
  * New RSS 1.0 serializer
  * Updated RSS tag soup parser
  * URI class can write relative URIs (Patch from René Puls)
  * Many other API changes

See the detailed 1.4.3 release notes at
  http://librdf.org/raptor/RELEASE.html#rel1_4_3
for full information on the changes

Raptor 1.4.3 was tested as working out-of-the-box (configure; make;
make check) with the following systems:

    i386-unknown-freebsd4.10    - FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE on x86
    sparc-sun-solaris2.8        - Sun Solaris 2.8 on Sparc
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Debian GNU/Linux unstable on x86
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Redhat Linux Fedora Core 3 on x86
    powerpc-apple-darwin7.7.0   - Apple OSX 10.3.7 on PowerPC

The release consists of the full sources, RPM binaries and source RPM
packages for RedHat Linux Fedora Core 3.
These are also available from the Redland SourceForge mirror site at
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/librdf/
Debian packages are made available after release and at a later date
will be added to 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
  http://librdf.org/lists/

Dave

[1] http://librdf.org/rasqal/
Received on Monday, 3 January 2005 21:07:40 GMT

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