Apache Jackrabbit jumps to 1.5.0
Apache Jackrabbit 1.50, the fully conformant implementation of JCR (Content Repository for Java Technology API), has been released. Jackrabbit implements JSR 170 and is an incremental feature release on the way to JackRabbit 2.0.
One major new feature in Jackrabbit 1.50 is a standalone server component; this allows a standalone content repository to be created and accessed via WebDAV and Remote Method Invocation (RMI). Other enhancements include improvements to search performance, a new GQL search syntax, which allows for simple Google-like full text searches, transaction safe versioning and improvements to Jackrabbit SPI which should assist JCR connector developers.
The new release also includes a developer preview of JSR 283, the sequel to JSR 170, also known as JCR 2.0. The Jackrabbit developers have implemented the public review draft of the new specification, and made the features available through a set of "jsr283" interfaces. The developers do warn that none of the features are ready for production use, and that the interfaces will be replaced when Jackrabbit 2.0 arrives with full JCR 2.0 support as standard.