Apache Axis2 1.7.0 is a major release that contains lots of bug fixes and improvements, some of which introduce backward incompatible changes with respect to Axis2 1.6.x (as described below). A complete list of JIRA issues fixed in this release can be found here. Note that some of these fixes have also been backported into Axis2 1.6.x maintenance releases; for more information, check the “Fix Version/s” field of the relevant JIRA issues.
Complete Release note is here
(Thanks a lot Andreas Veithen for driving the release).