ANN: 4Suite and 4Suite Server 0.11

Fourthought, Inc. ( announces the release of

                   4Suite 0.11 and 4Suite Server 0.11
          Open source XML processing tools and an XML data server


4Suite Server News

    Basically re-written from ground up.  CORBA is no longer required
    and is now just another way to access the server (along with HTTP,
    SOAP, WebDAV, Python API, etc).

    Many usability, documentation, performance and architectural

4Suite News

    * Release 0.11.0 (Tag R20010501)
    * pDomlette: XInclude implemented directly into parse for efficiency
    * pDomlette: better modularized
    * cDomlette: memory leaks squashed
    * RDF: add command line
    * RDF: major serialization and deserialization fixes
    * RDF: Work access-control directly into RDF model
    * RDF: API tweaks: use user flags for query flexibility
    * XSLT: Many speedups
    * XSLT: xsl:variable and xsl:param conformance fixes
    * ODS: Many bugs fixes in the DbmAdapter
    * Lib: Many bugs fixes in the DbmDriver
    * Many misc optimizations and bug-fixes

4Suite is a collection of Python tools for XML processing and object
database management.  It provides support for XML parsing, several
transient and persistent DOM implementations, XPath expressions,
XPointer, XSLT transforms, XLink, RDF and ODMG object databases.

4Suite Server is a platform for XML processing.  It features an XML data
repository, metadata management, a rules-based engine, XSLT transforms,
XPath and RDF-based indexing and query, XLink resolution and many other
XML services.  It also provides transactions and access control features.
Along with basic console and command-line management, it supports remote,
cross-platform and cross-language access through CORBA, WebDAV,
HTTP and other request protocols.

4Suite Server is not meant to be a full-blown application server.  It
provides highly-specialized services for XML processing that can be used
with other application servers.

All the software is open-source and free to download.  Priority support
and customization is available from Fourthought, Inc.  For more
information on this, see the, or contact
Fourthought at or +1 303 583 9900

More info and Obtaining 4Suite and 4Suite Server

Please see

From where you can download source, Windows and Linux binaries.

4Suite is distributed under a license similar to that of the
Apache Web Server.

Received on Thursday, 3 May 2001 16:15:30 UTC