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From Jukka Zitting <ju...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Jackrabbit 2.0 alpha1 released
Date Thu, 04 Jun 2009 06:49:26 GMT
The Apache Jackrabbit community is pleased to announce the release of
Apache Jackrabbit 2.0 alpha1. The release is available for download


See the full release notes below for details about this release.

Release Notes -- Apache Jackrabbit -- Version 2.0-alpha1


This is the first alpha release of Apache Jackrabbit 2.0. This release
implements the Proposed Final Draft (PFD) version of the JCR 2.0 API,
that is being 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 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 the PFD version of the JCR 2.0 API. See below for a status listing
    of the issues related to JCR 2.0 changes. We expect to achieve full
    feature-completeness in time for the final Jackrabbit 2.0 release.

  * 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 JCR-RMI and OCM are now developed and released
    separately from the Jackrabbit content repository. See the individual
    components for their most recent releases.

For more detailed information about all the changes in this and other
Jackrabbit releases, please see the Jackrabbit issue tracker at


JCR 2.0 feature completeness

The following 36 top level JCR 2.0 implementation issues are being tracked in
the Jackrabbit issue tracker. Most of them have already been partially
implemented, but the issue will only be marked as resolved once no more
related work is needed.

Open (25 issues)
  [JCR-1564] JSR 283 namespace handling
  [JCR-1565] JSR 283 lifecycle management
  [JCR-1588] JSR 283: Access Control
  [JCR-1589] JSR 283: Retention & Hold Management
  [JCR-1590] JSR 283: Locking
  [JCR-1591] JSR 283: NodeType Management
  [JCR-1592] JSR 283: Baselines & Activities
  [JCR-1608] JSR 283: Workspace Management
  [JCR-1609] JSR 283: new Property Types
  [JCR-1712] JSR 283: JCR Names
  [JCR-1947] JSR 283: Node Type Attribute Subtyping Rules
  [JCR-1974] JSR 283: Evaluate Capabilities
  [JCR-2028] JSR 283: JCR Path
  [JCR-2056] JSR 283: Binary interfaces
  [JCR-2058] JSR 283: VersionManager and new versioning methods
  [JCR-2060] JSR 283: Access Nodes and Properties by Array of "NameGlob"
  [JCR-2061] JSR 283: References and Dereferencing of Property Values
  [JCR-2062] JSR 283: Repository Compliance
  [JCR-2076] JSR 283: Joins
  [JCR-2085] test case (TCK) maintenance for JCR 2.0
  [JCR-2086] JSR 283: Implementation of EventIterator.getDate
  [JCR-2091] Searchability settings in PropertyDefinition
  [JCR-2092] make spi query code compatible with JCR 2.0
  [JCR-2116] JSR 283: Built-In Node Types
  [JCR-2117] JSR 283: adopt CND syntax changes

Resolved (11 issues)
  [JCR-1593] JSR 283: Simple versioning
  [JCR-1834] JSR 283: Create RepositoryFactory implementation
  [JCR-1839] JSR 283: Introduce Event.getDate()
  [JCR-1849] JSR 283: EventJournal
  [JCR-1904] JSR 283: Event user data
  [JCR-2053] JSR 283: Shareable nodes support in query
  [JCR-2059] JSR 283: Access Property/Node from Session
  [JCR-2074] JSR 283: New Event Types
  [JCR-2075] JSR 283: Identifier based event filtering
  [JCR-2090] JSR 283: new methods on NodeType
  [JCR-2093] Implement QueryObjectModelFactory.fullTextSearch() in ...

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
more. Typical applications that use content repositories include content
management, document management, and records management systems.

For more information, visit http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

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