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ANNOUNCEMENT: Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.4.6

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 22:17:12 +0100
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050519221712.456f7882@hedwig.dajobe.org>

		   Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.4.6

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 GRDDL.  The supported
serializing syntaxes are RDF/XML, RDF/XML abbreviated, 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

This changes in this version are:

  * Added a Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of
    Languages[1] (GRDDL) parser for reading XHTML and XML as RDF triples
  * Updated RSS enclosures support in the RSS tag soup parser and RSS
    1.0 serializer (Suzan Foster)
  * Fixed several crashes with RSS tag soup parser and RDF/XML-abbrev
  * The turtle parser now accepts """long literals"""

See the detailed 1.4.6 release notes at
for full information on the changes

Raptor 1.4.6 was tested as working out-of-the-box (configure; make;
make check) with the following systems:

    alphaev67-unknown-linux-gnu - Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 on Alpha
    i386-pc-solaris2.9          - Sun Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) on x86
    i386-unknown-freebsd4.10    - FreeBSD 4.10 on x86
    i386-unknown-netbsdelf1.6.1 - NetBSD 1.6.1 on x86
    i386-unknown-openbsd3.4     - OpenBSD 3.4 on x86
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Debian GNU/Linux unstable on x86
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Redhat GNU/Linux Fedora Core 3 on x86
    powerpc-apple-darwin5.5     - Apple OSX 10.2.5 on powerpc
    powerpc-apple-darwin7.7.0   - Apple OSX 10.3.9 on powerpc
    sparc-sun-solaris2.9        - Sun Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) on sparc
    x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu    - Redhat GNU/Linux Fedora Core 3 on AMD64

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
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


[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/rdxh/spec
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