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Sesame 4 released!

From: Jeen Broekstra <jeen.broekstra@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:45:28 +1300
To: sesame-announce@lists.sourceforge.net, sesame-users@googlegroups.com, semantic-web@w3.org
Cc: "sesame-devel@googlegroups.com" <sesame-devel@googlegroups.com>
Message-ID: <56258EA8.603@gmail.com>
We are immensely proud to announce the release of Sesame 4.0.0, the first new 
major release of Sesame in over 7 years!

Sesame 4 is a major new release of the Sesame RDF framework, with significant 
improvements in usability of its core APIs. The highlights include:

  * Updates to the core APIs to leverage Java 8 features such as AutoCloseable,
    try-with-resources, and lambda expressions.
  * Query results and Models can be processed using the Java 8 Stream API.
  * All Sesame exceptions are now unchecked, allowing for less boilerplate.

What all this comes down to is that with Sesame 4, your code can be more 
compact, easier to understand, more efficient, and with far less boilerplate 
code, allowing you to focus on what's important: the task you want to get done.

For a more comprehensive overview of what's new in Sesame 4, see our Programming 


or browse your way through the release changelog:


While we have done our best to make upgrading your project as easy as possible, 
some of the changes in Sesame 4 are not fully compatible with older releases. 
When upgrading from Sesame 2, have a look at the release notes, which include an 
overview of those changes where you will need to take some care:


Sesame 4 is now our new recommended version of Sesame to use for any new 
project, however we will of course continue to bring out patch releases for 
Sesame 2.x for a while longer.

For more information, documentation, and of course download links, please visit
the Sesame community website at:


We welcome your feedback on this new release, please use the Sesame user list
for any questions, comments, or problems you might have:



The Sesame development team
Received on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 00:46:02 UTC

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