[xquery-talk] [ANN] BaseX 8.0, The XMLPrague 2015 Edition

Christian Grün christian.gruen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 02:47:38 PST 2015

Dear XML aficionados,

We are happy to present you Version 8.0 of BaseX, our XML database
system and XQuery processor (http://basex.org). It is being released
in alignment with the XML Prague 2015 Conference. We provide you with
quite a bunch of new and exciting features:

 - Support for XQuery 3.1 is nearly complete
 - We switched to a new default serialization ("adaptive")
 - Index rewritings have been improved, more precise cost estimations
 - MIXUPDATES option: update items and return results at the same time
 - New modules: Array and User Module
 - New annotations: %basex:inline, %basex:lazy
 - 13 of our modules were updated and extended

 - DBA: Database Administration in the Browser
 - RESTXQ: regular expressions in paths, support for quality factors
 - AUTHMETHOD option: choose between Basic and Digest authentication

 - Faster document index (storing paths to all XML documents)
 - Replace documents in-place whenever possible
 - Updatable index structures now take much less space
 - AUTOOPTIMIZE option: optimize after each update

 - Revised user management; users are stored as XML
 - Digest authentication, Salted SHA256
 - Clients in various languages updated

 - Better code completions

The documentation is available at http://docs.basex.org.
We are looking forward to your feedback,

BaseX Team

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