better documentation

We’ve got a new documentation website for RDF4J: This new site is generated from our documentation source repository at GitHub, using AsciiDoc.

This new site hopefully makes documentation easier to find and navigate, and it allows us to maintain and extend the RDF4J documentation far more easily. Now that we have the infrastructure fixed, we hope to start pushing out some badly needed extensions and updates to the documentation shortly.

By the way: we could use a hand! If you feel you could write a tutorial, a FAQ, or have any sort of additions or improvements to make on the existing documentation, don’t hesitate to go to our rdf4j-doc GitHub repo and do a Pull Request with your changes.

To avoid existing links to documentation suddenly becoming unavailable, the existing doc pages on the main site will remain available for now, but will no longer be updated, except perhaps to include notices that you should go have a look at the new site.

RDF4J 2.0.2 released

We’re pleased to announce two new patch releases today: RDF4J 2.0.2, and 1.0.2. RDF4J 2.0.2 is a patch release containing 6 bug fixes. See the change log for details. RDF4J 1.0.2 is a parallel Java 7 backport.

RDF4J 2.1, a minor release containing several new features and improvements, is scheduled to be released later this week.


RDF4J 2.0 released

‘The mothership has cleared the scaffold. We are away.’

We are pleased to announce the first stable release of Eclipse RDF4J, the official successor to the OpenRDF Sesame framework: RDF4J 2.0.

RDF4J 2.0 is functionally equivalent to Sesame 4.1, but with a number of bug fixes and minor improvements. More importantly, it comes with new package names and new logos. Read the Sesame to RDF4J Migration Guide for detailed instructions on how to upgrade.

RDF4J 2.0 requires a Java 8 Runtime Environment. However we are also providing a Java 7 backport. Released as RDF4J 1.0, this backport is equivalent to RDF4J 2.0, but with several Java 8-specific features (anything involving lambdas, streams, or optionals) removed. We strongly recommend that unless you really cannot upgrade to a Java 8 RE, you use the RDF4J 2.0 release.