Release Notes: Rather than tag the next release 0.12.0b1, it is tagged 1.0a1, indicating intent to have a full "1.0" release-quality product when this development cycle is finished. Changes from 0.12.0a3 to 1.0a1 are numerous and undocumented. Suffice it to say that there are enough bugfixes to warrant upgrading.
Release Notes: This release adds friendlier error messages, localization support, URI handling fixes, and many miscellaneous bugfixes. ODS changes: Better collection support, DBM and Oracle driver fixes, and an optimized backend. RDF changes: serialization fixes and a new shelve (DBM) driver. XPath changes: new extension functs search-re and base-uri, and a C boolean extension implemented for performance. XSLT change: a format-number overhaul.