Thursday, October 11, 2007

WSO2 WSAS 2.1 released

The WSO2 WSAS team is pleased to announce the release of WSO2 WSAS v2.1

Download
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* This release can be downloaded from http://wso2.org/projects/wsas/java

* Maven2 binary distribution download
- Group Id : org.wso2.wsas
- Artifact Id : wso2wsas
- Version : 2.1
- Type : zip
- WSO2 Maven2 Repository URL : http://dist.wso2.org/maven2/

* Maven2 source distribution download
- Group Id : org.wso2.wsas
- Artifact Id : wso2wsas
- Version : 2.1
- Type : zip
- Classifier : src
- WSO2 Maven2 Repository URL : http://dist.wso2.org/maven2/


WSO2 WSAS v2.1 - Release Note - 10th October 2007
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WSO2 WSAS v2.1 is the Enterprise ready Web services engine powered by
Apache Axis2. It is a lightweight application server for Web services
that incorporates leading open source components into a simple,
easy-to-use and highly performant package.

What is new in WSAS v2.1
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* Data services support for RDBMS, MS-Excel(97-2003),CSV and JNDI data
sources

* WSAS IDE - Eclipse IDE integration
- JAVA2WSDL form completion of all round web services cycle
through IDE.
- Inclusion of offline Web Services Archive build feature with
all resources.
- Introduction of WSAS Tools from IDE (Validators AAR/MAR, WSDL
Converter 1.1->2.0).
- All the WSAS Preferences now persist through Eclipse Preferences.
- Debug features now can be configured from preferences.
- Various Bug fixes and improvements

* Easy to use tools in the WSAS console
- WSDL2Java
- Java2WSDL
- WSDL 1.1 to WSDL 2.0 converter
- Try it for public WSDLs (1.1/2.0)
- AAR/MAR Validators

* Full support for WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-Policy and
WS-SecureConversation and XKMS. Extended security with support for
WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-Policy and WS-SecureConversation with
additional means for secure Web-based communications using public key
infrastructure (PKI) with XKMS. This release of WSO2 WSAS also includes
an inbuilt SecurityTokenService as defined in WS-Trust specification.

* Various bug fixes since the WSAS 2.0 release.


Known Issues
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(1). POJO to Web service feature is still at an experimental stage.
One can upload jar/zip file and can create an AAR out of it.
If you uploaded a jar/zip file which has a services.xml file in its
META-INF directory, when its transformed into AAR its services.xml
will be replaced by the generated services.xml. In addition to this,
the user cannot associate any library dependencies or web content with
the generated AAR file.

Due to limitations in Axis2, method overloading is not supported, and
hence the WSDL for services where methods are overloaded cannot be
generated. Hence all WSDL based functionality related to services will
not work for such services.

(2). WS-Policy support is still in experimental stage and limited to
single port scenarios.

(3). You cannot have two different versions of the Apache Sandesha2
module in the system.

(4). A true entry has
been added to the HTTP & HTTPS transportSenders in order to overcome
some issues with some browsers. In case of interoperability failures,
please change the value of this parameter to false and retry.

5. The 'Try It' feature does not work for MTOM enabled services.

6. Persistent Reliable Messaging support is experimental. Thus it might
not provide QoS expected, during every possible interruption scenario.

7. When daemon.sh is used in Gentoo kernel that runs on Intel processors
with 32/64 bit, users probably have to rename the native binaries with
the proper name as given in error message.


Reporting Problems
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Issues can be reported using the public JIRA available at
https://wso2.org/jira/browse/WSAS


Contact us
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WSO2 WSAS developers can be contacted via mailing lists:
For Users : wsas-java-user@wso2.org
For Developers : wsas-java-dev@wso2.org
For details on subscriptions see http://www.wso2.org/projects/wsas/java#mail

Alternatively, questions can also be raised in the forums:
For Users : http://www.wso2.org/forum/181
For Developers : http://www.wso2.org/forum/184

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