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[xml-dev] ANN: eXist 0.6

I am pleased to announce the release of version 0.6 of eXist, 
available for download at http://exist.sourceforge.net.

This is mainly a bug fix release (thanks to all who reported
bugs). New features include support for the XML:DB XML Database API on
the client side. Other major improvements are: character
encodings are now returned correctly and many bugs in the native
backend (lost pointers, value-not-found exceptions) have been fixed.

eXist is an Open Source native XML Database with pluggable storage
backends and support for fulltext searching. XML is either stored in
the internal, native XML-DB or an external RDBMS. The search engine has
been designed to provide fast XPath queries, using indexes for all
element, text and attribute nodes. eXist is lightweight and well
suited for large document collections. The server is accessible from a
wide range of programming languages and applications through easy to
use HTTP and XML-RPC interfaces. An online demonstration is provided.

Interested users and developers are encouraged to join the mailing list
at http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=17691

There are still many points on the wish list for version 1.0, e.g.:
XQuery support, direct manipulation of DOM nodes in the server
(XUpdate), safe transactions for the native backend, availability of
schema information to the user ... Any volunteers are welcome to join
the project!



Wolfgang Meier
Darmstadt University of Technology
Dept. of Soc., Residenzschloss
D-64283 Darmstadt, Germany
+49 6151 16 6564