[redland-announce] ANNOUNCEMENT: Redland RDF Application Framework Language Bindings

Dave Beckett dave.beckett at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Aug 3 18:06:38 BST 2004

    Redland RDF Application Framework Language Bindings

               Supported by EU IST project SWAD-Europe

Redland is a C library that provides a high-level interface for RDF
allowing the RDF graph to be parsed from XML, stored, queried and
manipulated. 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 first release split from the Redland C
libraries (including Raptor and Rasqal) which remain in the redland
package.  The redland C libraries must be installed before
redland-bindings can be used.

Redland can be found at
and the redland-bindings releases match the redland API numbers.
The first version of Redland Bindings is is for Redland 0.9.17

The main changes since Redland 0.9.16 are:

 * New C# API by Cesar Lopez Nataren and Edd Dumbill
 * Perl and Python APIs updated to have Redland Query and QueryResults
 *  Ruby API replaced with rdf-redland written by by Dominic Sisneros

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

The release consists of the full sources, RPM binaries and SRPMS
packages for RedHat Fedora Core 2.  Debian debs will be available
from the main debian archive later.  The redland-bindings downloads
are also available from the SourceForge mirror site at

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


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