Just over 4 months since the original 1.2 release, Axis2 team is very proud to announce the release of Apache Axis2 version 1.3.
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 1.3 release. Please see these projects' own sites for further information.
Major Changes Since 1.2:
- Moved to maven2 from maven1
- Significantly improved documentation
- Significantly improved support for POJO services and clients
- Significantly improved Deployment module and custom deployers
- Significantly improved support for Spring services
- Significantly improved Axis Data Binding (ADB) to increase schema
coverage and overall stability
- Improved handler and module interfaces
- Improved Eclipse and Idea plugins
- Fixed tons of small and not-so-small bugs
- Major code cleanup and improved exception handling
- All the asynchronous MessageReceivers have been deprecated
- Deprecating the introspection to find init()/destroy() methods on service classes.
- Deprecated the Callback interface [http://wiki.apache.org/ws/FrontPage/Axis2/changesfrom1.2to1.3]
- Added a new phase called "Addressing" and moved all the addressing handlers into that phase
- Name of the wsdl2java generated Exception classes changed.
Earlier it had the Exception suffix and from Axis2 1.3 it has been removed
- Interface changed in ADB Datasource class
- Classpath module loading support
Known Issues and Limitations in 1.3 Release:
- Java2WSDL and runtime WSDL generation only support doc-lit/bare and doc-lit/wrapped
- Custom deployers only work in file system based repository.
- POJO does not support HasMap , Hastable and Vectors.
Apache Axis2 1.3 is a major new release compared to Axis2 1.2. 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org (please include "[axis2]" in the subject)
email@example.com (please include "[axis2]" in the subject)
Thank you for your interest in Apache Axis2!
The Axis2 Development Team
Features of Apache Axis2:
- Simple XML-centric client API with full WSDL and policy support
- Support for easy deployemnt of POJO with or without annotation
- Support for Spring services and clients
- Support for any message exchange pattern (MEP)
- Synchronous and asynchronous programming model (both in client side and server side)
- Archived based service deployment model supporting full service
- Directory based service deployment support
- Archived module deployment model supporting controlled
extensibility with versioning support
- Hot deployment and Hot update suport for services
- WS-Policy driven code generation extensions
- Flexible service life cycle model and session managment
- Automatic support for POX (REST) style invocation of services
- Support for querying service's WSDL (with ?wsdl), schema (with
?xsd) and policies (with ?policy)
- Java2WSDL support for both doclit/bare and doclit/wrapped
- Support for custom deployers
- Classpath module loading support
- SOAP 1.1 and 1.2
- Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM)
- XML Optimized Packaging (XOP)
- SOAP with Attachments
- WSDL 1.1 and WSDL 2.0, including both SOAP and HTTP bindings
- WS-Addressing submission and 1.0
- SAAJ 1.1
Supported Data Bindings
- Axis Data Binding (ADB)
- 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