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ANNOUNCEMENT: Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.4.8ANNOUNCEMENT: Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.4.8

From: Dave Beckett <dave@dajobe.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 21:46:53 -0800
Message-ID: <43BA0FCD.40109@dajobe.org>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

		   Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.4.8

Raptor is a free software / Open Source C library that provides a set
of Resource Description Framework (RDF) parsers and serializers that
generate RDF triples by parsing syntaxes or serialize RDF triples
into a syntax.

It parses the following syntax into RDF triples:
  RDF/XML, N-Triples, Turtle, GRDDL and RSS tag soup for many
  RSSes, Atom 0.3 and Atom 1.0.
and serializes RDF triples into the following syntaxes:
  RDF/XML, RDF/XML abbreviated, RDF/XML XMP, N-Triples,
  Atom 1.0 and RSS 1.0.

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 systems and architectures.  Raptor has
no known memory leaks.

The main changes in this version since the last release 2005-06-08 are:

 * RSS Tag Soup parser now reads Atom 1.0 and rewrites old Atom 0.3 terms.
 * Added a 'guess' parser that picks the parser to use based on protocol
   information such as HTTP Content-Type.
 * Created an enhanced API reference manual with gtk-doc.
 * Serializers to build can now be selected at configure time.
 * Parsers can now return the namespace prefix/URIs seen in parsing.
 * Turtle parser updated to version 2006-01-02
 * Fix for URI resolution bugs (win32 fix by John Barstow).
 * Several parser bug fixes for RDF/XML, RSS and GRDDL.
 * RDF/XML serializers and XML writer can write XML 1.0 or XML 1.1.
 * Added an alpha Atom 1.0 serializer.
 * Added an Adobe XMP (RDF/XML profile) serializer.
 * Internal source reorganisation.

See the detailed 1.4.8 release notes at
for full information on the changes

Raptor 1.4.8 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-unknown-netbsdelf2.0.2 - NetBSD 2.0.2 on x86
    i386-unknown-openbsd3.8     - OpenBSD 3.8 on x86
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Debian GNU/Linux unstable on x86
    powerpc-apple-darwin8.3.0   - Apple OSX 10.4.3 on powerpc
    sparc-sun-solaris2.9        - Sun Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) on sparc
    x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu    - Debian GNU/Linux unstable on AMD64
    x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu    - Redhat GNU/Linux Fedora Core 3 on AMD64

The release consists of the full sources and and source RPM packages
which are also available from the Redland SourceForge mirror site at

Redhat packages for Fedora Core 4 and Debian packages for unstable
will be made available after release.

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).  Raptor will be migrating to use Subversion after this

For more information on Redland, Raptor or Rasqal please join
the redland-dev list by visiting http://librdf.org/lists/

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