This just in from OpenRDF.org: We are very pleased to announce the release of Sesame 2.6.0. This is a major new release with some very exciting features, most importantly:

  • SPARQL 1.1 Federation support

    Sesame 2.6.0 features support for the SPARQL 1.1 Query Language Federation extension as specified in the Last Call Working Draft. This enables the incredibly powerful possibility to directly query and integrate data from any public SPARQL endpoint.

  • SPARQL Repository

    The SPARQLRepository enables you to programmaticaly connect to any SPARQL endpoint via the Repository API. It also offers the option to send custom HTTP headers (for example API keys) to endpoints which require this.

  • User-configurable parser behavior in Repository API

    You can now configure the way the parser handles validation, errors, and datatypes verification when uploading a file directly via the Repository API.

Apart from these features the release includes a number of bugfixes and minor improvements, see the Changelog for full details.

The SPARQL 1.1 federation extensions in Sesame 2.6.0 have been contributed by fluidOps, in cooperation with Ontotext and Aduna.

As usual, the latest Sesame release can be downloaded at OpenRDF.org.

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