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From Jukka Zitting <ju...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Jackrabbit 2.0 beta6 released
Date Mon, 18 Jan 2010 18:45:24 GMT
The Apache Jackrabbit community is pleased to announce the release of
Apache Jackrabbit 2.0 beta6. The release is available for download at:

    http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

See the full release notes below for details about this release.


Release Notes -- Apache Jackrabbit -- Version 2.0-beta6

Introduction
------------

This is a beta release of Apache Jackrabbit 2.0. This release is a fully
compliant implementation of the JCR 2.0 API that was specified by the
Java Specification Request 283 (JSR 283, http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=283).
However, the beta status of this release means that some parts of the
implementation are not yet ready for normal production use.

Changes in this release
-----------------------

Jackrabbit 2.0 is a major upgrade from the earlier 1.x releases. The most
notable changes in this release are:

  * Upgrade to JCR 2.0. This Jackrabbit release implements and is based
    on the official JCR 2.0 API. All of the features required by the
    JSR 283 specification have been implemented.

  * Upgrade to Java 5. All of Jackrabbit (except the jcr-tests component)
    now requires Java 5 as the base platform. Java 1.4 environments are no
    longer supported.

  * Removal of deprecated classes and features. Jackrabbit 2.0 is not
    backwards compatible with client code that used any classes or features
    that had been deprecated during the 1.x release cycle.

  * Separate JCR Commons components. Many of the general-purpose JCR
    components like JCR-RMI and OCM are now developed and released
    separately from the Jackrabbit content repository. See the individual
    components for their most recent releases.

  * Database connection pooling is now available for all database backends.
    Non-pooled versions of the bundle persistence managers are still
    available in the org.apache.jackrabbit.core.persistence.bundle package.
    To enable connection pooling in an existing Jackrabbit repository,
    replace the package name with org.apache.jackrabbit.core.persistence.pool
    in your repository and workspace configuration files.

  * Data store feature enabled in the default repository configuration.

  * Full text indexing with Apache Tika. Jackrabbit can now extract and
    index the full text content of many new types of documents, including
    the Office Open XML files produced by Microsoft Office 2007 and higher.

  * Apache Commons Collections, Apache Derby, Jetty, SLF4J and Apache Xerces
    dependencies have been upgraded to more recent versions.

  * OracleFileSystem class does not use special blob handling anymore as it
    is not required for Oracle versions since 10R1. Use the Oracle9FileSystem
    class if you need support for Oracle 9 or earlier.

For more detailed information about all the changes in this and other
Jackrabbit releases, please see the Jackrabbit issue tracker at

    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR

Release Contents
----------------

This release consists of a single source archive packaged as a zip file.
The archive can be unpacked with the jar tool from your JDK installation.
See the README.txt file for instructions on how to build this release.

The source archive is accompanied by SHA1 and MD5 checksums and a PGP
signature that you can use to verify the authenticity of your download.
The public key used for the PGP signature can be found at
https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jackrabbit/dist/KEYS.

About Apache Jackrabbit
-----------------------

Apache Jackrabbit is a fully conforming implementation of the Content
Repository for Java Technology API (JCR, specified in JSR 170 and 283).

A content repository is a hierarchical content store with support for
structured and unstructured content, full text search, versioning,
transactions, observation, and more.

For more information, visit http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation
------------------------------------

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legal, and financial support for more than 100 freely-available,
collaboratively-developed Open Source projects. The pragmatic Apache License
enables individual and commercial users to easily deploy Apache software;
the Foundation's intellectual property framework limits the legal exposure
of its 2,500+ contributors.

For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/

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