eXist-db 4.3.1 Released

July 24, 2018

Submitted by Adam Retter.

v4.3.1 - July 24, 2018

eXist-db v4.3.1 has just been released. This is a hot-fix release, which contains several important bug fixes. We recommend that all users of eXist-db 4.x.x should upgrade to eXist-db 4.3.1.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a regression introduced in eXist-db 4.3.0, where the type conversion of non-empty XDM Sequences was incorrectly returning an empty sequence. This could lead to insufficient results being returned by an XQuery.
  • Reverted Apache Xerces 2.12.0 to 2.11.0. This fixes a regression introduced in eXist-db 4.3.0, whereby Xerces 2.12.0 proved to be incompatible with betteForm. Apache Xerces 2.12.0 is available in eXist-db 5.0.0-SNAPSHOT, and will be available from eXist-db 5.0.0-RC2 onwards.
  • Fixed another problem with uploading zero length binary files via. the XML:DB Remote API.
  • Fixed a number of issues with the LDAP Security Realm:

  1. Ensure the authenticated LDAP context is reused.
  2. Always close and dispose of any LDAP context that we create.
  3. Fixed encoding of CN and DN names during LDAP searches.

  • Fixed an issue where the XQuery function file:serialize could use the incorrect character encoding depending on which platform eXist-db was being executed on.
  • Fixed a comparison problem with node equality in the DOM API exposed via. the XML:DB Local API.
  • Fixed a java.nio.file.Pathissue when loading eXist-db's conf.xml file from inside a classpath Jar file.
  • Removed unnecessary error level logging of the XQuery fn:error function.
  • Fixed an issue with the error message for restoring permissions; Now the entire resource URI is shown.
  • Fixed an initialise/reset issue with Internal Module XQuery variables. This fixed a regression introduced in eXist-db 3.5.0.
  • Fixed a JavaEE dependency runtime issue with Java 11.
  • Downloading of XAR files during the eXist-db build process is now more descriptive.

Backwards Compatibility

  • eXist-db v4.3.1 is backwards binary-compatible as far as eXist-db v3.0, but not with earlier versions. Users who are upgrading should always consult the Upgrading Guide in the documentation.
  • NOTE: The version of Dashboard that was installed with eXist-db 3.6.1 (or earlier) is incompatible with eXist-db 4.0.0 and newer. If you plan to migrate your entire database to eXist-db 4.3.1, you MUST take one of the following steps to allow Dashboard to work after the upgrade:

  1. If you have not yet installed eXist-db 4.3.1, open Dashboard > Package Manager, and upgrade Dashboard to 0.4.10, or run this script in eXide or the Java Admin Client: repo:install-and-deploy("http://exist-db.org/apps dashboard", "http://demo.exist-db.org/exist/apps/public-repo/modules/find.xql"). Then you may safely install eXist-db 4.3.1 and use Dashboard.
  2. If you install eXist-db 4.3.1 before upgrading Dashboard, run this script in eXide or the Java Admin Client: repo:install-and-deploy("http://exist-db.org/apps/dashboard", "http://demo.exist-db.org/exist/apps/public-repo/modules/find.xql"). Then you may use Dashboard.

Downloading This Version

  • eXist-db v4.3.1 is available for download from Bintray.
  • Docker images are available from EvolvedBinary's DockerHub.
  • Maven artifacts are available from our mvn-repo.
  • Mac users of the Homebrew package repository may acquire eXist 4.3.1 directly from there.

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