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From Kimbro Staken <ksta...@xmldatabases.org>
Subject [Announce] Apache Xindice XML database 1.0rc2 Released
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2002 11:17:03 GMT
Apache Xindice XML database 1.0rc2 Released
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The Apache Xindice team is pleased to announce the release of Apache 
Xindice
1.0 release candidate 2. Full source code is available under the terms of
the Apache Software License and downloads are available from
http://xml.apache.org/xindice

Apache Xindice is a native XML database. As such it has basically one 
purpose,
easy management of large quantities of XML data. It is not intended as a
competitor for relational databases and is primarily targeted at new
application development where XML plays a significant role.

The server is currently suitable for medium volume XML storage 
applications. It
supports XPath for queries and XML:DB XUpdate for XML updates. An 
implementation
of the XML:DB XML database API is provided for Java developers and access 
from
other languages is enabled through the download of an XML-RPC plugin.

Apache Xindice was formally known as dbXML. The dbXML source code was 
donated
to the Apache Software Foundation in December 2001. The 1.0 release of 
Xindice
represents the conclusion of the work undertaken by the dbXML project and
the official commencement of new development on the Xindice code base. The
development team has added two new members and it is expected we'll add
several more in the coming weeks. Future development will focus on improved
performance, ACID properties, better standards support and better 
integration
with other Apache projects.

Changes from the 1.0rc1 release are confined to bug fixes.

- Fixed the Index corrupted error that some people were seeing
   with 1.0rc1. If you saw this error it is recommended that
   you rebuild your database files.
- Changed the way Xindice locates its files to make it easier
   to embed the server into another process. Files are now
   located relative to the xindice.home system property instead
   of the working directory of the process.
- Changed the kernel to enable running it embedded without
   exiting the VM on startup error and exit.
- Minor encoding fixes in the command line tools. More serious
   attention will be payed to encoding issues in the 1.1 release
   of Xindice. As it is, some languages such as Russian and
   Chinese can not be successfully stored in the server. This
   will be fixed in a Xindice 1.1 release.


Kimbro Staken - http://www.kstaken.org - http://www.xmldatabases.org
Apache Xindice native XML database http://xml.apache.org/xindice
XML:DB Initiative http://www.xmldb.org
Senior Technologist (Your company name here)


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