RDF4J 2.5.0 Milestone 1 available

The first milestone build for the upcoming RDF4J 2.5 release, RDF4J 2.5.0-M1, is now available for download and testing. It includes several new features and improvements, including:

  • Several improvements to the RDF4J Console
  • Diagnostics support for SHACL execution
  • More streamlined SHACL API support
  • More efficient RDFS reasoning by means of the SchemaCachingInferencer
  • Support for parser configuration via runtime system properties.

Final release of RDF4J 2.5 is planned for February. This milestone build is intended for early adopters to try out and give feedback on. Take it for a spin and let us know if you find any issues!


RDF4J 2.4 released

We are very pleased to announce the release of Eclipse RDF4J 2.4. This release addresses over 50 issues, and includes several major new features and improvements, including:

  • Several improvements to the RDF4J Console, including command history, a convert and an export command.
  • RDF4J SparqlBuilder, a new fluent API for creating SPARQL queries in Java
  • Enhanced JSON-LD support with hierarchical JSON-LD writing
  • Improved GeoSPARQL support
  • Apache Lucene and Apache Solr support upgraded to version 6.6
  • ElasticSearch support upgraded to version 5.6
  • An official RDF4J Server/Workbench docker image
  • Improvements to the experimental SHACL implementation

For a full overview of all addressed issues, see the release notes.

RDF4J 2.4 is a minor release and as such it is backward compatible with previous releases. Existing users of the Lucene, Solr, and ElasticSearch functionality are advised to upgrade their indexes for best performance.

Note: as this release is hot off the press, it may take a little while for it show up in the Central Repository.