eXist-db 5.0.0-RC8: The Balisage Edition

August 1, 2019

Submitted by Adam Retter.


The eighth Release Candidate (RC) for eXist-db 5.0.0 has been released.

eXist-db 5.0.0-RC8 builds atop eXist-db 5.0.0-RC7 with several new features and important bug fixes.

NOTE: This is likely the last Release Candidate before 5.0.0 is released. We kindly ask all users to test their applications on RC8, and report back any new issues since RC7. The testing window for RC8 is between 2 and 4 weeks, dependant on any issues reported by users. All being well, 5.0.0 final will be released by 31st Aug 2019.

This release contains a vast amount of fixes and enhancements over RC7, including a new build system. As such the release notes are extensive, and we recommend that you read the full release notes first - http://exist-db.org/exist/apps/wiki/blogs/eXist/eXistdb500RC8

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