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Release Notes -- Apache Jackrabbit -- Version 2.0-alpha11
This is an alpha release of Apache Jackrabbit 2.0. This release implements
a pre-release version of the JCR 2.0 API, specified by the Java Specification
Request 283 (JSR 283,
The purpose of this alpha release is to allow people to test and review
the new Jackrabbit and JCR 2.0 features before they are finalized. Feedback
to both the Jackrabbit project and the JSR 283 expert group is highly
appreciated. Note that an alpha release is not expected to be feature-complete
or otherwise suitable for 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 a pre-release version of the 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.
* 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 jar 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
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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