Posts Tagged ‘Releases’

Ontopia 5.1.0 beta 1 released

June 10, 2010

We are proud to announce the first beta of Ontopia 5.1.0 today, with the following new features:

  • An API for automated classification, by Geir Ove Grønmo, Bouvet
  • tolog update support, by Lars Marius Garshol, Bouvet
  • Support for XTM 2.1 has been added by Lars Heuer
  • Support for JTM 1.0 has been added by Thomas Neidhart, SpaceApplications Services
  • The query plugin in Omnigator now supports pluggable query language implementation, thanks to Thomas Neidhart, SpaceApplications Services

In addition, two major changes were made to the core APIs:

  • The core API now uses generics, making it much easier to use, thanks to Quintin Siebers, Morpheus.
  • The TopicNameIF.getType() method can never return null any more, thanks to Thomas Neidhart, SpaceApplications Services, and Lars Marius Garshol, Bouvet.

For a more complete description, please see the what’s new document.

Thank you to all who contributed! Please test the beta thoroughly, and report any problems in the issue tracker.

OKS and Ontopia

October 13, 2009

Some users who have written to us have been confused about the relationship between the old OKS (Ontopia Knowledge Suite) and the new open source Ontopia edition. They have also been confused about what is and isn’t allowed with the new open source edition. So we thought we’d post a little about that to make things clearer.

The commercial edition of the product, which existed from May 2001 until June 2009, was the Ontopia Knowledge Suite (OKS). It came in four different editions:

  • OKS Personal, which was just the engine.
  • OKS Professional, which was everything but the database backend.
  • OKS Enterprise, which was everything.
  • OKS Samplers, which was the free download. It was basically OKS Professional minus the tools for making new applications.

Now there is just Ontopia, which is almost exactly the same as the old OKS Enterprise. The difference is that we took out the code that deals with license keys since we don’t sell license keys any more. We also cleaned up a bit, and threw out some legacy stuff that nobody used.

As for what you can do with the new open source Ontopia that’s simple: anything the Apache Software License says you can do. Specifically, that means you can download it as many times as you want, install it anywhere you want, and use it for any purpose you want. All for free.

Ontopia 5.0.2 released

September 14, 2009

Ontopia 5.0.1 has been out for just about a week, but we decided to release 5.0.2 today even so. The reason is that 5.0.2 fixes a performance bug that is important for one of our customers. Beyond this fix the new release contains a few very minor fixes, but is otherwise nearly identical to 5.0.1.

Ontopia 5.0.1 is released!

September 7, 2009

After a few days in beta with 30 downloads and no error reports we have released Ontopia 5.0.1. This release mostly holds bug fixes and minor improvements throughout the product. From the release notes:

The following changes have been made:

The following bugs have been fixed:

Ontopia 5.0.0 is released

July 9, 2009

After a month of hard work we have finally released the first open source version of Ontopia, which you can download from Google Code. This is the same product as the old commercial Ontopia Knowledge Suite, but with an open source license, and with the old license key restrictions removed.

The new version has been created by not just by the Bouvet employees who have always worked on the product, but also by open source volunteers. We are happy to say that the project is already functioning as a true open source project.

In addition to bug fixes and minor changes, the main new features in this version are:

Ontopia 5.0.0beta1 released

June 30, 2009

The Ontopia project is proud to announce the release of its first open source beta version with Ontopia 5.0.0b1. This is still a beta, and so we encourage users to try it out and report problems to us, either on the mailing list or in the issue tracker.

The main change in this release is of course that Ontopia is now open source, and so the need for license keys has disappeared. And since everything is free there is now just one distribution, and not six as before.

In addition to bug fixes and minor changes, the main new features in this version:


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