Apache Daffodil (incubating) is the open source implementation of the Data Format Description Language (DFDL), a specification created by the Open Grid Forum. DFDL is capable of describing many data formats, including textual and binary, commercial record-oriented, scientific and numeric, modern and legacy, and many industry standards. It leverages XML technology and concepts, using a subset of W3C XML schema type system and annotations to describe such data. Daffodil uses this description to parse data into an infoset represented as XML or JSON, easily capable of ingestion, validation, and transformation.
For more information about Daffodil, see https://daffodil.apache.org/.
- JDK 8 or higher
- SBT 0.13.8 or higher
SBT is the officially supported tool to build Daffodil, run all tests, create packages, and more. Below are some of the more common commands used for Daffodil development.
❗️SBT Memory Requirements
Compiling and running all Daffodil tests works best with at least 6GB of memory, more than is usually provided by default. We recommended that you supply
-mem 6144either as an sbt option (e.g.
sbt -mem 6144 test) or edit
/etc/sbt/sbtoptsto increase the available memory when running the below commands.
$ sbt compile
Run all unit tests:
$ sbt test
Run all command line interface tests:
$ sbt it:test
Command Line Interface
Create Linux and Windows shell scripts in
the Command Line Interface documentation for details on its usage:
$ sbt daffodil-cli/stage
Generate an Apache RAT license check report located in
target/rat.txt and error if
any unapproved licenses are found:
$ sbt ratCheck
Test Coverage Report
Generate an sbt-scoverage test coverage report located in
$ sbt clean coverage test it:test $ sbt coverageReport $ sbt coverageAggregate
Apache Daffodil is licensed under the Apache License, v2.0.
Apache Daffodil is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Incubator PMC. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.