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From "Supun Kamburugamuva" <supu...@gmail.com>
Subject [ANN][Axis2]Apache Axis2/C 1.5.0 Released
Date Mon, 21 Jul 2008 07:52:07 GMT
We are pleased to announce the release of Apache Axis2/C version 1.5.0. You
can download this release from
http://ws.apache.org/axis2/c/download.cgiKey Features

   1. Support for one-way messaging (In-Only) and request response messaging
   (In-Out)
   2. Client APIs: Easy to use service client API and more advanced
   operation client API
   3. Transports supported: HTTP
      - Inbuilt HTTP server called simple axis server
      - Apache2 httpd module called mod_axis2 for server side
      - IIS module for server side. Supports IIS 5.1, 6 and 7
      - Client transport with ability to enable SSL support
      - Basic HTTP Authentication
      - AMQP Transport based on Apache Qpid (Experimental)
      -
      - libcurl based client transport
   4. Module architecture, mechanism to extend the SOAP processing model
   5. WS-Addressing support, both the submission (2004/08) and final
   (2005/08) versions, implemented as a module
   6. MTOM/XOP support
   7. AXIOM, an XML object model optimized for SOAP 1.1/1.2 messages; This
   has complete XML infoset support
   8. XML parser abstraction
      - Libxml2 wrapper
      - Guththila pull parser support
   9. Both directory based and archive based deployment models for deploying
   services and modules
   10. Description hierarchy providing access to static data of Axis2/C
   runtime (configuration, service groups, services, operations and messages)
   11. Context hierarchy providing access to dynamic Axis2/C runtime
   information(corresponding contexts to map to each level of description
   hierarchy)
   12. Message receiver abstraction
      - Inbuilt raw XML message receiver
   13. Code generation tool for stub and skeleton generation for a given
   WSDL (based on Java tool)
      - Axis Data Binding (ADB) support
   14. Transport proxy support
   15. REST support (more POX like) using both HTTP POST and GET
   16. Comprehensive documentation
      - Axis2/C Manual
   17. WS-Policy implementation called Neethi/C, with WS-SecurityPolicy
   extension
   18. TCP Transport, for both client and server side

Changes Since Last Release

   1. AMQP Transport support with Apache Qpid. (At an experimental stage and
   not working under Windows)
   2. Modifications to IIS Module to support IIS 6 & 7.
   3. Added a JScript file to automate IIS module registry configuration
   4. Specifying the MEP in the services.xml for non in-out messages made
   mandatory
   5. Improved the in-only message handling
   6. Improvements to Guthtila for better performance
   7. Improvements to TCPMon tool
   8. Memory leak fixes
   9. Many bug fixes

We welcome your early feedback on this implementation.
Thanks for your interest in Axis2C

-- Apache Axis2C Team --

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