[Ann] Sesame 2.7.0 released

We are very pleased to announce the first stable release of Sesame 2.7.

Sesame 2.7.0 is a major update of the framework, incorporating several
improvements in the core APIs, as well as numerous bug fixes, new
features, and useful improvements. Overall, Sesame 2.7.0 addresses 134
separate issues.

Since several core APIs (including the SAIL API and the Repository API)
have undergone changes, we urge both users of the framework and
independent implementors of SAIL backends to read the upgrade notes:


Some of the highlights of this release:

* Sesame Maven artifacts for this release are now available in Maven
* Sesame has been officially updated to require Java 6
* SAIL API overhaul: introduction of SailConnection.begin() to
   explicitly indicate transaction start. See the upgrade notes for
* RepositoryConnection overhaul: setAutoCommit() replaced by begin(),
   isAutoCommit() replaced by isActive(). See the upgrade notes for
* The Model interface: an extension of Graphs with convenient methods
   for quick manipulation of collections of RDF statements in memory.
* Multiple large improvements in the OpenRDF Workbench, including
   support for basic HTTP authentication, paging support of query
   results, and bookmarking of queries.
* The Federation SAIL: configurable querying over federated Sesame
* Rio parsing/writing support for the N-Quads format
* HTTPRepository now supports background parsing/concurrent reading of
* The Rio Turtle parser has been updated to comply with the latest W3C
   Working Draft.
* 99.9% compliance with the SPARQL 1.1 Query Language W3C
* full compliance with the SPARQL 1.1 Protocol Recommendation, the
   SPARQL 1.1 Update Recommendation, and the SPARQL 1.1 Graph Store HTTP
   Protocol Recommendation.

See the OpenRDF JIRA Changelog for a complete listing of all fixed issues:


Sesame 2.7.0 can be downloaded here:


The improved user documentation and API Javadoc can be also found on our
new Callimachus-hosted site at:


As this is a major new release, we are eager for you to try it out and
test it and let us know what you think of the improvements and new
features, and of course any problems you run into. We welcome any
feedback you might have, you can use the Sesame Discussion mailinglist
for this purpose.


the Sesame Development Team

Received on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 02:19:13 UTC