VTD-XML 2.7 (http://vtd-xml.sf.net) is released and can be downloaded at

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vtd-xml/files/.
Below is a summary of what are the new features and enhancements.

Expanded VTD-XML's Core API

  a.. VTDNav: toStringUpperCase, toStringLowerCase, contains(), endsWith(),
  startsWith()
  b.. Extended VTD added in-memory buffer support

Improved Xpath
  a.. Added the following XPath 2.0 functions: abs(), ends-with(),
upper-case(),  lower-case()
  b.. Added support for variable reference * significantly enhanced XPath
  syntax, checking error reporting (Special thanks to Mark Swanson)
  c.. Internal performance tuning Bug fixes and

Code Enhancement
  a.. C version significantly removed warning message, fix memory leak
during  Xpath expression parsing,
  b.. Various bug fies (Special thanks to Jon Roberts, John Zhu, Matej
Spiller,  Steve Polson, and Romain La Tellier)