eXist-db 5.0.0 RC7

v5.0.0-RC7 - March 2, 2019

eXist-db 5.0.0-RC7 is a hotfix release. Unfortunately the code restructuring performed in v5.0.0-RC6 caused failures in the Java Service Wrapper. This will especially impact Windows users, who typically start and stop eXist-db as a service. Using a service is the only way on Windows to ensure eXist-db is properly stopped on system shutdown. We thus consider this critical and published a hotfix.

Bug Fixes

  • fix classpath for yajsw Java service wrapper
  • fix jnlp webstart for Java admin client
  • fix test failures depending on github location
  • small fix to util:log functions to output string values without leading and closing quote

eXist-db 4.6.1

v4.6.1 - March 2, 2019

eXist-db 4.6.1 is a hotfix release. Unfortunately the code restructuring performed in v4.6.0 caused failures in the Java Service Wrapper. This will especially impact Windows users, who typically start and stop eXist-db as a service. Using a service is the only way on Windows to ensure eXist-db is properly stopped on system shutdown. We thus consider this critical and published a hotfix.

Bug Fixes

  • fix classpath for yajsw Java service wrapper
  • fix jnlp webstart for Java admin client
  • fix test failures depending on github location
  • small fix to util:log functions to output string values without leading and closing quote

eXist-db 5.0.0 RC6

v5.0.0-RC6 - February 19, 2019

The sixth Release Candidate (RC) for eXist-db 5.0.0 has been released.

eXist-db 5.0.0-RC6 builds atop eXist-db 5.0.0-RC5 with several new features and important bug fixes.

  • NOTE: A Release Candidate is not recommended for production use. We have tested the release extensively, and we now invite all users to report both their positive and negative experiences with it. As always please make sure you have frequent and correct backups of your database.

Features

  • New De-duplicating BLOB store for binary documents - see https://blog.adamretter.org.uk/blob-deduplication/
  • More elaborate XPath expressions in the Lucene index config of collection.xconf are now supported
  • New non-blocking lock-free implementation of the Transaction Manager
  • CData serialization now respects the output:cdata-section-elements option
  • New XQuery function util:eval-and-serialize for dynamic XQuery evaluation and serialization.
  • New XQuery function util:binary-doc-content-digest to retrieve a digest of a Binary Document
  • Adaptive serialization is now used for fn:trace and util:log-* functions
  • Updated Jetty to version 9.4.14.v20181114
  • Updated to JLine version 3
  • Updated to XML:DB API 1.7.0

Bug fixes

  • Fixed Lucene term range queries
  • Copying an XML Resource now correctly removes any nodes that it replaces
  • Fixed a memory leak with XQuery serializers
  • Fixed Garbage Collection churn issue with serialization
  • Fixed Backup/Restore progress reporting
  • XQuery Library Modules on the Java Classpath are now correctly resolved from the importing XQuery module
  • Prevent a NullPointerException in fn:unparsed-text-available
  • Collection permissions are now correctly prefixed 'c' in the Java Admin Client shell
  • Fixed an ArrayOutOfBoundException with array:get
  • Corrected the XPath Error Code for array:get
  • Fixed text alignment of output in the Java Admin Client shell
  • Fixed missing dependencies issue with the Java Admin Client when launched via WebStart
  • When building from source, if required XAR packages are not available, the build will now fail.

Backwards Compatibility

eXist-db 5.0.0-RC5 is not binary compatible with previous versions of eXist-db (including earlier 5.0.0 Release Candidates) because of new BLOB Store, which required changes to the collections.dbx and Journal. Before upgrading to this version of eXist-db, you MUST perform a full backup and restore. Users who are upgrading should always consult the Upgrading Guide in the documentation. For details of backwards compatibility with versions of eXist-db prior to 5.0.0-RC1 please see the Backwards Compatibility details of 5.0.0-RC1.

Downloading this Version

  • eXist-db v5.0.0-RC6 is available for download from Bintray.
  • Docker images for are available from eXist-db's DockerHub.
  • Maven artifacts are available from our mvn-repo.
  • Mac users of the Homebrew package repository may acquire eXist 5.0.0-RC6 directly from there via. the exist-db-rc cask.

eXist-db 4.6.0

v4.6.0 - February 19, 2019

eXist-db 4.6.0 has been released.

eXist-db 4.6.0 builds atop eXist-db 4.6.0 with several new features and important bug fixes.

Features

  • New De-duplicationg BLOB store for binary documents - see https://blog.adamretter.org.uk/blob-deduplication/
  • More elaborate XPath expressions in the Lucene index config of collection.xconf are now supported
  • New non-blocking lock-free implementation of the Transaction Manager
  • CData serialization now respects the output:cdata-section-elements option
  • New XQuery function util:eval-and-serialize for dynamic XQuery evaluation and serialization.
  • New XQuery function util:binary-doc-content-digest to retrieve a digest of a Binary Document
  • Adaptive serialization is now used for fn:trace and util:log-* functions
  • Updated Jetty to version 9.4.14.v20181114
  • Updated to JLine version 3
  • Updated to XML:DB API 1.7.0

Bug fixes

  • Fixed Lucene term range queries
  • Copying an XML Resource now correctly removes any nodes that it replaces
  • Fixed a memory leak with XQuery serializers
  • Fixed Garbage Collection churn issue with serialization
  • Fixed Backup/Restore progress reporting
  • XQuery Library Modules on the Java Classpath are now correctly resolved from the importing XQuery module
  • Prevent a NullPointerException in fn:unparsed-text-available
  • Collection permissions are now correctly prefixed 'c' in the Java Admin Client shell
  • Fixed an ArrayOutOfBoundException with array:get
  • Corrected the XPath Error Code for array:get
  • Fixed text alignment of output in the Java Admin Client shell
  • Fixed missing dependencies issue with the Java Admin Client when launched via WebStart
  • When building from source, if required XAR packages are not available, the build will now fail.

Backwards Compatibility

eXist-db 4.6.0 is not binary compatible with previous versions of eXist-db (including earlier 4.5.x releases) because of new BLOB Store, which required changes to the collections.dbx and Journal. Before upgrading to this version of eXist-db, you MUST perform a full backup and restore. Users who are upgrading should always consult the Upgrading Guide in the documentation.

Downloading this Version

  • eXist-db v4.6.0 is available for download from Bintray.
  • Docker images for are available from eXist-db's DockerHub.
  • Maven artifacts are available from our mvn-repo.
  • Mac users of the Homebrew package repository may acquire eXist 4.6.0 directly from there via. the exist-db-rc cask.

eXist-db 5.0.0 RC5

v5.0.0-RC5 - November 21, 2018

The fifth Release Candidate (RC) for eXist-db 5.0.0 has been released.

eXist-db 5.0.0-RC5 builds atop eXist-db 5.0.0-RC4 with several new features and important bug fixes.

  • NOTE: A Release Candidate is not recommended for production use. We have tested the release extensively, and we now invite all users to report both their positive and negative experiences with it. As always please make sure you have frequent and correct backups of your database.

Features

  • Added a facility for configuring the XML parser from conf.xml. This allows the user to specify various options. It is suggested to use the commented options in conf.xml to secure the parser from XML external entity attacks. - #2146
  • Updated to AspectJ 1.9.2 for improved Java 11 support - #2237
  • Added a checksum to the Journal for each entry to detect corruption - #2256
  • Added a checksum to the Journal for the content of binary documents - #2265
  • Improved the provenance of the XML:DB API dependency #2264
  • Improved the provenance of the EXPath Pkg Repo fork dependency - #2286

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a startup failure affecting macOS under Java 11 - #2189
  • Fixed an issue affecting mixed types in a subsequence - #2197
  • Fixed preemptive authentication in the EXPath HTTP Client - #2209
  • Fixed a concurrency issue in ContextUpdateListener #2212
  • Fixed map constructor to prevent duplicate keys - #2215
  • Fixed thread naming - #2218
  • Fixed several journaling and recovery issues for XML and binary documents - #2249
  • Fixed an issue with lock lifetime when changing permissions - #2245
  • Fixed a regression with loading the XML:DB API jar via bin/startup - #2270
  • Fixed a verbose logging regression in ExistSAXParserFactory - #2272
  • Fixed a regreesion in the ExportGUI - #2277
  • Fixed an issue with RESTXQ not releasing binary file handles - #2290
  • Removed the 2GB log file limit for the Journal #2294
  • Fixed a signing issue affecting the Bouncy Castle library - #2300

Backwards Compatibility

eXist-db 5.0.0-RC5 is not binary compatible with previous versions of eXist-db (including earlier 5.0.0 Release Candidates) because of improvements to the on-disk journal format. Before upgrading to this version of eXist-db, you MUST perform a full backup and restore. Users who are upgrading should always consult the Upgrading Guide in the documentation. For details of backwards compatibility with versions of eXist-db prior to 5.0.0-RC1 please see the Backwards Compatibility details of 5.0.0-RC1.

Downloading this Version

  • eXist-db v5.0.0-RC5 is available for download from Bintray.
  • Docker images for are available from eXist-db's DockerHub.
  • Maven artifacts are available from our mvn-repo.
  • Mac users of the Homebrew package repository may acquire eXist 5.0.0-RC5 directly from there via. the exist-db-rc cask.