dotnet tool install --global SaxonHE12NetXQuery --version
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dotnet new tool-manifest # if you are setting up this repo
dotnet tool install --local SaxonHE12NetXQuery --version
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#tool dotnet:?package=SaxonHE12NetXQuery&version=
nuke :add-package SaxonHE12NetXQuery --version

Thin .NET 6/8 console app/dotnet tool around IKVM cross-compiled .NET version of Saxon-HE 12.4 Java

This tool is a .NET 6/8 console app/a dotnet tool providing a thin .NET 6 wrapper around an IKVM cross-compiled version of Saxon HE 12.4 Java to run XQuery 3.1.

This is one of the sample projects outlining my successful attempt to apply and to use the open-source Saxon HE 12 Java XSLT 3.0, XQuery 3.1 and XPath 3.1 library in .NET 6/8 code.

Please understand that this is my own experiment, it uses the official Saxon HE 12.4 release from Maven, but the integration with IKVM and IKVM Maven is an experimental work of my own, not in any way an officially tested and supported product by Saxonica, the company that has produced Saxon.

So feel free to use to try and use it under the Mozilla Public License 2.0.

The releases can be found later on NuGet.

Understand that this is work in progress and kind of experimental, I don't have access to a complete test suite of unit tests to rigorously test this, I nevertheless feel it can be useful for folks to at least know about this option to run XQuery 3.1 with .NET 6 or later, without depending on the so far commercial only SaxonCS from Saxonica.

Known issues: I have created the project with VS 2022 Community Edition on Windows, apps built that way could be deployed and run successfully under Linux or Mac; also, the latest does seem to work on a Mac, so in experiments of your own you should be able to develop and build on Windows and MacOS.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 is compatible.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
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Version Downloads Last updated 41 4/18/2024 122 3/28/2024 484 3/27/2024
12.4.0 437 11/30/2023 1,164 11/10/2023
12.3.0 1,543 7/5/2023
12.2.0 1,107 5/2/2023
12.1.0 1,101 3/21/2023

This is the first release based on Saxon HE 12.4 and IKVM.Maven.Sdk 1.6.9/IKVM 8.8.0 for .NET 6 and .NET 8