eXist-db 5.0.0 Released
September 3, 2019
Submitted by Adam Retter.
We are very happy to announce that eXist-db 5.0.0 has finally been released.
eXist-db 5.0.0 builds atop the previous 8 RCs (Release Candidates) in the eXist-db 5.x.x line and incorporates several bug fixes beyond those offered in 5.0.0-RC8.
eXist-db 5 has been a substantial development effort over the last 2 and a half years; Incorporating more than 1400 commits from 26 contributors over that of version 4.3.0 (from which it was branched).
In particular a great deal of effort has been devoted to improving Collection and Document Locking in eXist-db 5, focused firstly on correctness, and then secondly on improved concurrent performance and reporting on the state of the system.
We recommend that you read the full release notes before installing or upgrading - http://www.exist-db.org/exist/apps/wiki/blogs/eXist/eXistdb500
We would especially like to thank all of you that have contributed either code, issues, or feedback to this release.