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[ANN] Apache Axis2 1.1 Released

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  • Thilina Gunarathne
    ... Hash: SHA1 Just over 6 months since the original 1.0 release, we are very proud to announce the release of Apache Axis2 version 1.1. Downloads are
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 14, 2006
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      Just over 6 months since the original 1.0 release, we are very proud to
      announce the release of Apache Axis2 version 1.1.

      Downloads are available at:

      Apache Axis2 is a complete re-design and re-write of the widely used
      Apache Axis engine and is a more efficient, more scalable, more modular
      and more XML-oriented Web services framework. It is carefully designed to
      support the easy addition of plug-in "modules" that extend its
      functionality for features such as security and reliability.

      Modules supporting WS-Security/Secure-Conversation (Apache Rampart),
      WS-Trust (Apache Rahas), WS-Reliable Messaging (Apache Sandesha) and
      WS-Eventing (Apache Savan) will be available soon after the Apache Axis2
      1.1 release. Please see these projects' own sites for further information.

      Major Changes Since 1.0:
      - - Significantly improved documentation
      - - Significantly improved support for POJO services and clients
      - - Significantly improved support for Spring services
      - - Significantly improved Axis Data Binding (ADB) to increase schema
      coverage and overall stability
      - - Improved service lifecycle model
      - - Improved JMS support
      - - Improved handler and module interfaces
      - - Improved Eclipse and Idea plugins
      - - New Attachments API for sending & receiving MTOM and SwA attachments
      - - Built in support for WS-Policy via Apache Neethi
      - - Added support for unwrapping Web service requests
      - - Fixed tons of small and not-so-small bugs
      - - Major refactoring of release structure to make usage easy

      Known Issues and Limitations in 1.1 Release:
      - - Unwrapping of response messages (coming in 1.2)
      - - JSR 181/183 Annotation support (coming in 1.2)
      - - JaxMe and JAXBRI data binding support is experimental

      Apache Axis2 1.1 is a major new release compared to Axis2 1.0. We are
      striving for a simple and happy first time user experience as well as a
      satisfying experienced user experience with this release. We welcome any
      and all feedback at:
      axis-user@... (please include "[axis2]" in the subject)
      axis-dev@... (please include "[axis2]" in the subject)

      Thank you for your interest in Apache Axis2!

      The Axis2 Development Team


      Features of Apache Axis2:

      Programming Model
      - Simple XML-centric client API with full WSDL and policy support
      - Support for POJO and Spring services and clients
      - Support for any message exchange pattern (MEP)
      - Synchronous and asynchronous programming model
      - Archived service deployment model supporting full service
      encapsulation with versioning support
      - Archived module deployment model supporting controlled
      extensibility with versioning support
      - Hot deployment
      - WS-Policy driven code generation extensions
      - Flexible service life cycle model
      - Automatic support for POX (REST) style invocation of services
      - Support for querying service's WSDL (with ?wsdl), schema (with
      ?xsd) and policies (with ?policy)

      Supported Specifications
      - SOAP 1.1 and 1.2
      - Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM)
      - XML Optimized Packaging (XOP)
      - SOAP with Attachments
      - WSDL 1.1, including both SOAP and HTTP bindings
      - WS-Addressing submission and 1.0
      - WS-Policy
      - SAAJ 1.1

      - HTTP
      - SMTP
      - JMS
      - TCP

      Supported Data Bindings
      - Axis Data Binding (ADB)
      - XMLBeans
      - JibX
      - JaxMe (Experimental)
      - JaxBRI (Experimental)

      - WSDL2Java: Generate Java stubs and skeletons from a WSDL document.
      - Java2WSDL: Generate a WSDL document from a Java class.
      - Eclipse Plugins
      - IntelliJ Idea Plugins
      - Maven2 Plugins
      - Web application for administering Apache Axis2
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