ANNOUNCEMENT: Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.3.2

		   Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.3.2

               Supported by EU IST project SWAD-Europe

Raptor is a free software/Open Source C library that parses RDF
syntaxes such as RDF/XML, N-Triples and Turtle into RDF triples.  It
handles all RDF vocabularies such as FOAF, RSS 1.0, Dublin Core 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) and others.  It has been tested on multiple architectures
(x86, IA64, powerpc, alpha, sparc).  Raptor has no known memory leaks
and is suitable for embedding in long running applications.

This version is a minor update.

Summary of main changes:

 * Added support for compiling against expat source trees (Jose Kahan)
 * Added raptor_alloc_memory to allocate memory in raptor, typically
   needed by handler routines on win32.
 * Make errors in fetching WWW content pass to the main error handler.
 * Added accessor functions for parts of the raptor_locator 
   structure (Edd Dumbill)
 * Disabled the broken Unicode NFC checking via GNOME glib for this release.

See also the detailed 1.3.2 release notes at
for more information

Raptor 1.3.2 was tested as working out-of-the-box (configure; make;
make check) with the following systems:
    alphaev67-unknown-linux-gnu - Debian GNU/Linux stable on alpha
    i386-pc-solaris2.9          - Sun Solaris 9 on x86
    i386-unknown-freebsd4.10    - FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE 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 Linux Fedora Core 2 on x86
    powerpc-apple-darwin6.8     - Apple OSX 10.2.6 on PowerPC
    powerpc-apple-darwin7.4.0   - Apple OSX 10.3.4 on PowerPC
    sparc-sun-solaris2.8        - Sun Solaris 8 on Sparc
    x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu    - SUSE Linux on AMD64 x86

The release consists of the full sources, RPM binaries and source RPM
packages for RedHat Linux Fedora Core 2.
These are also available from the Redland SourceForge mirror site at
Debian packages will be made available shortly and are provided
in 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 and Raptor to the redland-dev list
which is one of the lists you can join from the list page at


Received on Wednesday, 21 July 2004 10:30:34 UTC