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ANNOUNCEMENT: Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.3.3

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 15:01:29 +0100
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040920150129.4d95b4b8@hedwig.dajobe.org>

		   Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.3.3

               Supported by EU IST project SWAD-Europe

Raptor is a free software/Open Source C library that provides
Resource Description Framework (RDF) triples from syntaxes such as
RDF/XML, N-Triples, Turtle and Atom.  It handles all RDF vocabularies
such as FOAF, RSS 1.0, Dublin Core, DOAP 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 major update that changes the license and restores
Unicode NFC checking as well as providing other improvements and bug

Summary of main changes:

 * License changed to LGPL 2.1 / Apache 2
 * Added a new Unicode NFC checker
 * Rewritten URI parsing and resolving code
 * Added configure selection of RDF parsers
 * Updated the RSS Tag Soup parser to handle Atom 0.3
 * Updated the Turtle parser to handle large documents (Geoff Chappell)
 * Added a parser feature to disable rdf:ID duplicate checking
 * Updated rdf:ID duplicate value checking implementation
 * Portability fixes for building on win32 (Chris Pointon)

See also the detailed 1.3.3 release notes at
for more information

Raptor 1.3.3 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
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Debian GNU/Linux unstable on x86
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Redhat Linux Fedora Core 2 on x86
    powerpc-apple-darwin7.5.0   - Apple OSX 10.3.5 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 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 Raptor in various demos (as part of Redland).

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

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