eXist-db 5.1.0

v5.1.0 - November 18th, 2019

We are very happy to announce that eXist-db 5.1.0 has been released.

5.1.0 is a minor release, and as such should be 100% API compatible with 5.0.0. Whilst this is a fairly conservative release, it fixes two critical issues:

  1. A security issue, whereby lesser priviledged users were incorrectly granted access to descendant collections #3059. This bug is present in both eXist-db 4.7.1 (and older) and 5.0.0, and we strongly recommend upgrading.
  2. We fixed a Race Condition in the Lock Allocation Table (WeakLazyStripes) where under high-load the Garabage Collection of the old Locks would interfere with the creation of new locks. This isssue is present in eXist-db 5.0.0 but not 4.7.1. This issue could cause a 5.0.0 system to throw unexpected exceptions or lock-up.

Features

  • Allow multiple transactions per broker #3034
  • Lucene index predicates now also support[@attr != value] #2992
  • Enhance optimisations for positional predicates #3075 #3085
  • Some small improvements to the SQL Module #3081
  • Add classes supporting a SAXSource for included database documents #3076
  • Add support for minimum-must-match on Lucene BooleanQuery #3107

Security

  • Fix a security issue with collection access #3059

Bugfixes

  • Fix a race condition in WeakLazyStripes #3064
  • Avoid ConcurrentModificationException at shutdown #3113
  • Make sure that compiled queries are returned to the pool #3065
  • Prevent ClassNotFoundException for Document Triggers #2949
  • Fix a StackOverflowError caused by lost type into #3112
  • Fix inverted command line arg test in Java Admin Client #3010
  • Fix util:parse-html missing dependency #3047
  • Avoid NPE when reporting error #3078
  • Read webdav.properties from the etc directory when available #3009
  • Cleanup conf.xml options #3015

Updated Libraries

  • Apache Ant 1.10.7 #3005
  • Apache Commons Configuration2 2.6 #3020
  • Apache Commons Daemon 1.2.2 #3037
  • Apache FOP 2.4 #3095
  • Apache HTTP Components 4.5.10 #3011
  • Apache HTTP Core 4.4.12 #3002
  • Apache XML Graphics 2.4 #3096
  • Bouncy Castle 1.64 #3048
  • EasyMock 4.1 #3098
  • Eclipse Jetty 9.4.21.v20190926 to 9.4.22.v20191022 #3067
  • Hamcrest 2.2 #3057
  • Jackson 2.10.1 #3099
  • Jakarta Mail 1.6.4 #2986
  • jline 3.13.1 #3073
  • JMH 1.22 #3091
  • Quartz 2.3.2 #3068
  • rsyntaxtextarea 3.0.4 #3028
  • Saxon-HE 9.9.1-5 #3006
  • Slf4j API 1.7.29 #3082

Backwards Compatibility

eXist-db 5.1.0 is binary compatible with eXist-db 5.0.0, 5.0.0-RC8, 5.0.0-RC7, and 5.0.0-RC6. Regardless, before upgrading to this version of eXist-db, it is strongly recommended to perform a full backup and restore. Users who are upgrading should always consult the Upgrading Guide in the documentation. For details of backwards compatibility with versions of eXist-db prior to 5.0.0-RC6, please see the Backwards Compatibility details of 5.0.0-RC6.

Downloading this Version

  • eXist-db v5.1.0 is available for download from Bintray.
  • Docker images for are available from eXist-db's DockerHub.
  • Maven artifacts are available from [Maven Central](https://search.maven.org/search?q=g:org.exist-db).
  • Mac users of the Homebrew package repository may acquire eXist 5.1.0 directly from there via. the exist-db cask.