I have upload Axis2 1.3 RC1 artifact into my apache home location  ,
please test and make sure all the JIRAs we marked as fixed are there in
the release , in addition to that if you find any issues with the
release please create a JIRA  , then we can fix that for next RC.
This release is based on the SVN version number of following projects.
Axiom : - 553458
Neethi : 553469
XML Schema : 553334
We have a number of major changes from 1.2 to 1.3 and most of them are
listed in apache axis2 wiki . We have fixed more about 350 JIRA
issues from 1.2 to 1.3 in addition to the following new feature additions ;
- Clustering support
- Doc-lt/bare wsdl generation and run time support (RPC MRs can handle
doc-lit/ bare )
- Custom deployment support
- NIO transport integration
Our plan is to make Axis2 1.3 release as mush as stable and robust, so
please help us by reviewing this release candidate.
 : http://people.apache.org/~deepal/axis2/1.3-RC1/
 : https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AXIS2
 : http://wiki.apache.org/ws/FrontPage/Axis2/changesfrom1.2to1.3