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Release Notes -- Apache Jackrabbit -- Version 2.0.0
This is Apache Jackrabbit 2.0.0, a fully compliant and production-ready
implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API, version 2.0
(JCR 2.0,
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. Note that the remote
access layers (RMI and WebDAV) only support a subset of JCR 2.0.
* 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.
* Separate JCR Commons components. Many of the general-purpose JCR
components like 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
Backwards compatiblity
Jackrabbit 2.0 is designed to be compatible with existing Jackrabbit
1.x clients and repositories. The main exceptions to this goal are:
* Removal of deprecated classes and features. Jackrabbit 2.0 is not
backwards compatible with client code that used classes or features
that had been deprecated during the 1.x release cycle. Most notably
the temporary org.apache.jackrabbit.api.jsr283 interfaces have been
removed in favor of the official JCR 2.0 API in javax.jcr.
* Repositories that have used the new JSR 283 security features included
as a development preview in Jackrabbit 1.5 and 1.6 may face problems
when upgrading to Jackrabbit 2.0. See especially JCR-1944 and JCR-2313
for more details.
* The JCR-RMI layer no longer implements the Jackrabbit API extensions.
Code that uses JCR-RMI with distributed transactions or for administration
operations like creating workspaces or registering node types needs to
be updated accordingly.
* The JCR-RMI layer in Jackrabbit 2.0 only supports JCR 2.0 repositories.
To access a JCR 1.0 repository implementation like Jackrabbit 1.x over
RMI, you need to use the 1.x versions of JCR-RMI.
Please contact the Jackrabbit user mailing list or issue tracker for more
information on how to handle the upgrade if you face some of these issues.
The following people have contributed to this release by submitting bug
reports or by participating in the issue resolution process.
Alexander Klimetschek Dietmar Gräbner Marcel Reutegger
Alexandre Capt Dominique Pfister Martijn Hendriks
Angela Schreiber Esteban Franqueiro Matej Knopp
Attila Király Felix Meschberger Matt Johnston
Bart van der Schans Frederic Esnault Michael Dürig
Bertrand Delacretaz Jared Roberts Michael Xue
Brian Topping Jeremy Anderson Philipp Bunge
Carsten Ziegeler Jervis Liu Philipp Koch
Charles Brooking Johann Sorel Rory Douglas
Christian Jörg Hoh Sascha Theves
Christian Trutz Jukka Zitting Sébastien Launay
Claus Köll Julian Reschke Sridhar Raman
Dan Diephouse Kadir Alaca Stefan Guggisberg
Dave Brosius Lars Michele Sunil D'Monte
Dave Marion Luca Tagliani Thomas Müller
David Purpura Lutz Horn Tobias Bocanegra
Manfred Bädke
Thank you to everyone involved!
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, 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
About The Apache Software Foundation
Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational,
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
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