[redland-announce] ANNOUNCEMENT: Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.2.0

Dave Beckett dave.beckett at bristol.ac.uk
Sat Jan 24 16:15:00 GMT 2004

		   Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit 1.2.0

               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 release with the main addition that of an
updated parser for the Turtle[1] syntax (formerly called N-Triples
Plus) which is based on N-Triples with selected useful syntax added
from Notation3.

Summary of main changes:

 * Addition of Turtle Terse RDF Triple Language parser (formerly
   N-Triples Plus) including collections support.
 * API access to enumerate supported syntaxes.
 * BSD libfetch supported to fetch WWW content.
 * GNOME GUI example program updated to report errors and warnings.

Raptor 1.2.0 was tested as working out-of-the-box (configure; make;
make check) with the following systems:
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Redhat GNU/Linux 9 on x86
    i686-pc-linux-gnu           - Debian GNU/Linux unstable on x86
    i386-unknown-freebsd4.9     - FreeBSD 4.9 on x86
    powerpc-apple-darwin7.2.0   - Apple OSX 10.3.2 on PowerPC
    x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu    - SuSE GNU/Linux 8ES on AMD64 Opteron
    sparc-sun-solaris2.8        - Sun Solaris 8 on Sparc
    alphaev67-unknown-linux-gnu - Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 on Alpha

The release consists of the full sources, RPM binaries and source RPM
packages for RedHat Linux 9.  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


[1] http://www.ilrt.bristol.ac.uk/discovery/2004/01/turtle/

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