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ANNOUNCEMENT: Redland RDF Application Framework 0.9.19

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2004 21:45:13 +0000
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041101214513.7ea57c55@hedwig.dajobe.org>

	       Redland RDF Application Framework 0.9.19

               Supported by EU IST project SWAD-Europe

Redland is a C library that provides a high-level interface for the
Resource Description Framework (RDF) allowing the RDF graph to be
parsed, serialized, stored, queried and manipulated.  It is a mature,
and portable library that works across many POSIX systems (Unix,
GNU/Linux, BSDs, OSX, cygwin), win32 and others.

Redland implements each of the RDF concepts in its own class via an
object based API, reflected into the other language APIs - C#, Java,
Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl. Some of the classes providing the
parsers, storage mechanisms and other elements are built as modules
that can be added or removed as required.

This is a major release and Redland 1.0 release candidate 2.

The main changes are:

 * License changed to LGPL 2.1 / Apache 2
 * Updated to use Rasqal[1] 0.9.5 to provide SPARQL support
 * Updated to use Raptor[2] 1.4.2 to provide serializing of models to
   strings in RDF/XML or N-Triples
 * Some small API additions and bug fixes.

See the detailed 0.9.19 release notes at
for full information on all the changes.

(Also includes Rasqal 0.9.5 and Raptor 1.4.2 with minor fixes not
previously announced to www-rdf-interest)

Redland 0.9.19 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-darwin5.5     - Apple OSX 10.1 on PowerPC
    powerpc-apple-darwin7.5.0   - Apple OSX 10.3.5 on PowerPC
    sparc-sun-solaris2.9        - Sun Solaris 9 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 are made available after release and in due course
will be 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 Redland in various demos.

I post updates about Redland, Raptor and Rasqal to the redland-dev
list which is one of the lists you can join from the list page at


[1] http://librdf.org/rasqal/
[2] http://librdf.org/raptor/
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