ANNOUNCEMENT: Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.4.5

		   Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.4.5

Raptor is a free software / Open Source C library that provides a set
of parsers and serializers that generate Resource Description
Framework (RDF) triples by parsing syntaxes or serializing triples
into a syntax. The supported parsing syntaxes are RDF/XML, N-Triples,
Turtle, RSS tag soup including Atom 0.3 and the serializing syntaxes
are RDF/XML, RDF/XML abbreviated, N-Triples and RSS 1.0.  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), win32 and others.  It has been tested on multiple
architectures (x86, AMD64, powerpc, alpha, sparc).  Raptor has no
known memory leaks and is suitable for embedding in long running

This changes in this version are:
  * Added an RDF/XML with abbreviations serializer (Steve Shepard)
  * Handle RSS 1.1 in RSS tag soup parser
  * More fixes for broken OSX libxml2

See the detailed 1.4.5 release notes at
for full information on the changes

Raptor 1.4.5 was tested as working out-of-the-box (configure; make;
make check) with the following systems:

    alphaev67-unknown-linux-gnu - Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 on Alpha
    i386-pc-solaris2.9          - Sun Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) on x86
    i386-unknown-freebsd4.10    - FreeBSD 4.10 on x86
    i386-unknown-netbsdelf1.6.1 - NetBSD 1.6.1 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 GNU/Linux Fedora Core 3 on x86
    powerpc-apple-darwin5.5     - Apple OSX 10.2.5 on powerpc
    powerpc-apple-darwin7.7.0   - Apple OSX 10.3.7 on powerpc
    sparc-sun-solaris2.9        - Sun Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) on sparc
    x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu    - Redhat GNU/Linux Fedora Core 3 on

The release consists of the full sources, RPM binaries and source RPM
packages for RedHat Linux Fedora Core 3.
These are also available from the Redland SourceForge mirror site at
Debian packages are made available after release and at a later date
will be added to 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


Received on Sunday, 6 February 2005 15:11:17 UTC