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ANN: Sesame 0.8 released

From: Jeen Broekstra <jeen.broekstra@aidministrator.nl>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 17:29:02 +0100
Message-ID: <3E77494E.7060004@aidministrator.nl>
To: www-rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Sesame 0.8
Storage, Inferencing and Querying Middleware for the Semantic Web

We are proud to announce release 0.8 of Sesame. This release updates
Sesame to the latest round of W3C RDF spec revisions (including
support for literal datatypes and list-style containers), features
performance improvements and bugfixes, a faster RDF parser and a new
graphic configuration tool.

For an overview of the major changes and bug fixes since the
previous version, see the Release Notes below.

Sesame download:


Sesame demonstration and documentation:


OMM demonstration and documentation:


Sesame mailing lists:

  - General mailinglist - sesame-interest@lists.sourceforge.net

  - Developers mailinglist - sesame-devel@lists.sourceforge.net


Release Notes
version 0.8, 2003-03-18

- Sesame code updated to the new RDF specs that were released in
   January 2003.
     - Support for literal datatypes
     - Support for extended RDF/XML grammar
     - Support for modified/extended N-Triples grammar.
     - Inferencing uses entailment rules from the January 23 RDF
       Model Theory WD (http://www.w3.org/tr/rdf-mt/)

- Sesame now uses its own RDF parser by default. See doc/parser.txt
   for details.

- "Configure Sesame!" graphical user interface for Sesame server
   configuration, initial release. See doc/configure.txt for

- new RDBMS Sail implementation: a rewrite of the generic SQL92Sail
   with much clearer code, better performance, support for truth
   maintenance and support for datatypes. This new Sail will
   eventually replace the SQL92Sail. See doc/rdbms-sail.txt for usage
   instructions and other details.

- Bugfix: RQL engine: locked variables were unset when the subject-
   or predicate variable contained an object that was not of type
   Resource. The result of this was that comparisons with literal
   values in the subject of statements seemed to be ignored in

- Bugfix: system.conf.example now a valid xml document.

- Bugfix: language tags of literals are now case-insensitive.
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