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From Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitt...@gmail.com>
Subject [VOTE] Release Apache Jackrabbit 2.0 beta4
Date Thu, 03 Dec 2009 15:47:41 GMT

A new Jackrabbit 2.0 beta release candidate is available at:


See the RELEASE-NOTES.txt file (also included at the end of this
message) for details about this release. The release candidate is a
zip archive of the sources in:


The SHA1 checksum of the release package is

In addition to the source archive and the main binaries included in
the directory linked above, there is also a staged Maven repository
containing all the other binary release artifacts:


Please vote on releasing this package as Apache Jackrabbit 2.0-beta4.
The vote is open for the next 72 hours and passes if a majority of at
least three +1 Jackrabbit PMC votes are cast.

    [ ] +1 Release this package as Apache Jackrabbit 2.0-beta4
    [ ] -1 Do not release this package because...

Here's my +1.


Jukka Zitting

Release Notes -- Apache Jackrabbit -- Version 2.0-beta4


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.

  * 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.

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


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

About Apache Jackrabbit

Apache Jackrabbit is a fully conforming implementation of the Content
Repository for Java Technology API (JCR). A content repository is a
hierarchical content store with support for structured and unstructured
content, full text search, versioning, transactions, observation, and

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;
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of its 2,500+ contributors.

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