February 27, 2002

Apache Xindice XML database 1.0rc2 released

Author: JT Smith

Kimbro Staken writes: "The Apache Xindice team is pleased to announce the release of Apache Xindice
1.0 release candidate 2. Full source code is available under the terms of
the Apache Software License and downloads are available from

Apache Xindice is a native XML database. As such it has basically one purpose,
easy management of XML data. It is not intended as a
competitor for relational databases and is primarily targeted at new
application development where XML plays a significant role.

The server is currently suitable for medium volume XML storage applications. It
supports XPath for queries and XML:DB XUpdate for XML updates. An implementation
of the XML:DB XML database API is provided for Java developers and access from
other languages is enabled through the download of an XML-RPC plugin.

Apache Xindice was formally known as dbXML. The dbXML source code was donated
to the Apache Software Foundation in December 2001. The 1.0 release of Xindice
represents the conclusion of the work undertaken by the dbXML project and
the official commencement of new development on the Xindice code base. The
development team has added two new members and it is expected we'll add
several more in the coming weeks. Future development will focus on improved
performance, ACID properties, better standards support and better integration
with other Apache projects"

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