Thursday, March 23, 2006

Axis2 0.95 Released

Apache Axis2 team is proud to announce the release of Axis2 0.95 version. You can download the release from :http://ws.apache.org/axis2/download.cgiAxis2 version 0.95 comes with 5 different packages, giving you the flexibility to select one of them to suit your own requirements. Please seehttp://ws.apache.org/axis2/0_95/installationguide.html for further details about different distributables.Complete Features List: 1. AXIOM, an XML object model working on StAX (Streaming API for XML) parsing optimized for SOAP 1.1/1.2 Messages. This has complete XML infoset support. 2. Support for One-Way Messaging (In-Only) and Request Response Messaging (In-Out). 3. Module Architecture, mechanism to extend the SOAP Processing model. 4. Module version support, can have multiple versions of the same module and use them depending on the requirement. 5. Content hierarchy 6. Archive based deployment model and Directory based deployment model 7. JWS like deployment (making Java class into Web service) 8. WSDL Code Generation tool for stubs and skeletons 9. WS-Addressing, both the submission (2004/08) and final (2005/08) versions 10. WSS4J module for security 11. Improved and user friendly Client API 12. WSDL2Java and Java2WSDL 13. REST (REpresentational State Transfer) Support 14. Transports supports: HTTP, SMTP, TCP, JMS 15. Raw XML providers 16. Support for MTOM/ MIME/ SwA 17. SAAJ implementation 18. DOOM 19. Pack/Unpack capability for the generated code 20. Axis Data Binding - ADB (Framework and Schema Compiler) 21. Numerous bug fixes since last release 22. Transport framework improvements (ListenerManager) - New 23. AxisServlet auto starts when the application server starts up - New 24. Module disengagemnt support - New 25. Loading modules (.mar files) from classpath - New 26. Sessions scoping for Application, SOAP, Transport and Request levels - New Experimental Features List: 1. Server side and client side Web service Policy support 2. ?wsdl and ?xsd support 3. Generating ServiceClient for a given WSDL and invoke the corresponding service using generated client Major Changes Since Last Release: 1. Transport framework improvements (ListenerManager) 2. The way to add an action mapping (wsamapping) has been moved from being a parameter to a child element. With this version onwards the way of adding an action mapping is as follows: MyMapping 3. Refactored following packages in Axiom: • - org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.llom.builder to org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.builder • - org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.llom.mtom to org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.mtom • - org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.llom.serialize to org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.serialize • - org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.llom.traverse to org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.traverse Tools Included In This Release: 1. Axis2 Web Application (Web App) 2. WSDL2WS - Command line version What's Still To Do?See list of what we think needs to be done, and consider helping out if you're interested and able! 1. JAX-RPC 1.1 and/or JAX-WS compliance 2. SOAP Encoding 3. Binary serialization and de-serialization support 4. Management Interface for Axis2 5. Implementation of other Transports. 6. Resource framework implementation (WS-RF) and Enterprise web services such as JSR 109 support 7. Completion of Interop tests Axis2 is taking shape, this 0.95 release is a glimpse of 1.0 that is coming soon. If you happen to have a vision of how the next generation Web services platform should be, contribute to Apache Axis2, and help us shape it. Any contribution in the form of coding, testing, submitting improvements to the documentation, and reporting bugs are always welcome.Thanks for your interest in Axis2!--- The Axis2 Development Team