[xquery-talk] [ANN] BaseX 8.6: The Winter Edition

Christian Grün christian.gruen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 09:55:33 PST 2017

Dear all,

BaseX 8.6 is out! The new version of our XML database system and
XQuery 3.1 processor includes countless improvements and
optimizations. Many of them have been triggered by your valuable
feedback, many others are the result of BaseX used in productive and
commercial environments.

The most prominent new features are:

 - jobs without database access will never be locked
 - read transactions are now favored (adjustable via FAIRLOCK)

 - file monitoring was improved (adjustable via PARSERESTXQ)
 - authentication was reintroduced (no passwords anymore in web.xml)
 - id session attributes will show up in log data

 - always accessible, even if job queue is full
 - pagination of table results

 - path index improved: distinct values storage for numeric types

 - aligned with latest version of XQuery 3.1
 - updated functions: map:find, map:merge, fn:sort, array:sort, ...
 - enhancements in User, Process, Jobs, REST and Database Module

 - improved import/export compatibility with Excel data

Visit http://basex.org to find the latest release, and check out
http://docs.basex.org/ to get more information. As always, we are
looking forward to your feedback. Enjoy!

BaseX Team

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