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Release Notes -- Apache Jackrabbit -- Version 1.5.7
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
more. See the Jackrabbit web site at for
more information.
Apache Jackrabbit 1.5.7 is a bug fix release that fixes issues reported
against previous releases. This release is fully compatible with the
earlier 1.5.x releases.
See below for a full listing of fixes included in this release.
Changes in this release
All the fixes in this release are listed below per affected component.
The modified components have had their version numbers upgraded to 1.5.7;
other components are still at their previous 1.5.x versions.
Bug fixes
[JCR-2082] Query does not work after logging into workspace with no indexes
[JCR-2129] Prevent data inconsistencies due to incorrect or missed ...
[JCR-2138] Prevent persistence of faulty back-references
[JCR-2168] Avoid premature publication of XAItemStateManager
[JCR-2169] BundleDbPersistenceManager consistencyFix doesn't fix missing ...
[JCR-2106] SystemSessions created for GarbageCollector are not logged out of
[JCR-1797] SPI: RepositoryService.getItemInfos should be allowed to ...
You can look up individual issues for more details in the Jackrabbit
issue tracker at
The following people have contributed to this release by submitting bug
reports or by participating in the issue resolution process.
Angela Schreiber Martijn Hendriks Peter Dettman
Jukka Zitting Mateusz Juszkiewicz Thomas Mueller
Marcel Reutegger Michael Dürig
Thank you to everyone involved!
Release Contents
This release consists of a single source archive (jackrabbit-1.5.7-src.jar)
that contains all the Apache Jackrabbit components. Use the following
commands (or the equivalent in your system) to build the release with
Maven 2 and Java 1.4 or higher:
jar xf jackrabbit-1.5.7-src.jar
cd jackrabbit-1.5.7
mvn install
Note that the OCM components require Java 5 or higher, and are not included
in the build when using Java 1.4.
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
The build will result in the following components (with artifactIds in
parenthesis) being built and installed in your local Maven repository.
Pre-built binary artifacts of these components are also available on
the on the central Maven repository.
* Jackrabbit Parent POM (jackrabbit-parent)
The Maven parent POM for all Jackrabbit components.
* Jackrabbit API (jackrabbit-api)
Interface extensions that Apache Jackrabbit supports in
addition to the standard JCR API.
* Jackrabbit JCR Commons (jackrabbit-jcr-commons)
General-purpose classes for use with the JCR API.
* Jackrabbit JCR Tests (jackrabbit-jcr-tests)
Set of JCR API test cases designed for testing the compliance
of an implementation. Note that this is not the official JCR TCK!
* Jackrabbit JCR Benchmarks (jackrabbit-jcr-benchmark)
Framework for JCR performance tests.
* Jackrabbit Core (jackrabbit-core)
Core of the Apache Jackrabbit content repository implementation.
* Jackrabbit Text Extractors (jackrabbit-text-extractors)
Text extractor classes that allow Jackrabbit to extract text content
from binary properties for full text indexing.
* Jackrabbit JCR-RMI (jackrabbit-jcr-rmi)
RMI remoting layer for the JCR API.
* Jackrabbit WebDAV Library (jackrabbit-webdav)
Interfaces and common utility classes used for building a
WebDAV server or client.
* Jackrabbit JCR Server (jackrabbit-jcr-server)
WebDAV servlet implementations based on JCR.
* Jackrabbit JCR Servlets (jackrabbit-jcr-servlet)
Set of servlets and other classes designed to make it easier to use
Jackrabbit and other JCR content repositories in web applications.
* Jackrabbit Repository Classloader (jackrabbit-classloader)
Java classloader for loading classes from JCR content repositories.
* Jackrabbit Web Application (jackrabbit-webapp)
Deployable Jackrabbit installation with WebDAV support for JCR.
* Jackrabbit JCA Resource Adapter (jackrabbit-jca)
J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA) resource adapter for Jackrabbit.
* Jackrabbit SPI (jackrabbit-spi)
The SPI defines a layer within a JSR-170 implementation that separates
the transient space from the persistent layer.
* Jackrabbit SPI Commons (jackrabbit-spi-commons)
This component contains generic utility classes that might be used
to build an SPI implementation.
* Jackrabbit SPI2JCR (jackrabbit-spi2jcr)
This component contains a SPI implementation wrapping around an
implementation of JSR-170.
* Jackrabbit JCR2SPI (jackrabbit-jcr2spi)
This component contains an implementation of the JSR-170 API and
covers the functionality that is not delegated to the SPI
* Jackrabbit Standalone (jackrabbit-standalone)
Jackrabbit server in a self-contained runnable jar.
* Jackrabbit OCM (jackrabbit-ocm)
Object-Content mapping tool for persisting and accessing Java objects
in a JCR content repository.
* Jackrabbit OCM Node Management (jackrabbit-ocm-nodemanagement)
This component simplifies registration of node types and namespaces
referenced in OCM mapping descriptors.
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
more. Typical applications that use content repositories include content
management, document management, and records management systems.
For more information, visit
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.
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