We are pleased to announce the first stable release of Eclipse RDF4J, the official
successor to the OpenRDF Sesame framework.
RDF4J 2.0 is functionally equivalent to Sesame 4.1, but with a
number of bug fixes and minor improvements. More importantly, it
comes with new package names and new logos. Read the Sesame
to RDF4J Migration Guide for detailed instructions on how
RDF4J 2.0 requires a Java 8 Runtime Environment. However we are
also providing a Java 7 backport. Released as RDF4J 1.0, this
backport is equivalent to RDF4J 2.0, but with several Java
8-specific features (anything involving lambdas, streams, or
optionals) removed. We strongly recommend that unless you really
cannot upgrade to a Java 8 RE, you use the RDF4J 2.0 release.