Variman 2.1.7 released

Submitted by Dave Dribin:

Variman is a RETS 1.0 and 1.5 compliant server. Variman is developed under a open source license.

Variman is built on Java technology as a web application using servlets.


  • Certified RETS 1.0 and 1.5 compliant.
  • Cross platform. Runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and anywhere else a 1.3 version of Java is available.
  • Minimal external intallation requirements. Embedded Tomcat version requires only Java and a relational database.
  • Supports PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQLServer with either the JNetDirect JSQLConnect driver or jTDS.

Changes in this version include:

  • Update rets-client to warn on metadata parse errors.
  • Report proper SYSTEM metadata version in Login transaction.
  • Decode to long values, then short values for COMPACT-DECODED.
  • Add option to roll log file over every week, instead of by size.
  • Make logging options configurable via administration GUI.
  • Add an optional separate log file just for logging DMQL and SQL only.
  • Add per-group time restrictions.

While normally I would recommend running the Window setup program without uninstalling first, I would highly suggest uninstalling any early versions of Variman before installing 2.1.7. You’re configuration should be left intact, but any log files will be removed. Make a backup of the following directory, just to be safe or to keep the log files:

  C:\Program Files\Variman RETS Server\

The version is available from the Variman home page: