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From "KIND,LANCE (HP-FtCollins,ex1)" <lance_k...@hp.com>
Subject RE: Proposed 0.5 release announcement
Date Sat, 14 Jul 2001 22:11:42 GMT
Looks good Rob,

A question about the performance part of the announcement, has anyone
measured the difference in performance between Axis and Apache Soap 2.2?

> - Significantly higher performance than Apache SOAP 2.2


==>Lancer--- 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Jellinghaus [mailto:robj@unrealities.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 9:59 AM
> To: axis-dev@xml.apache.org
> Subject: Proposed 0.5 release announcement
> 
> 
> As of a week ago Tuesday, Sam had expressed interest in 
> writing an 0.5 (or
> Alpha 1) release announcement for Axis, insofar as he was 
> concerned that
> expectation management is crucial for this early release.  
> Since then, he's
> contributed a fair bit of code, but hasn't gotten to the 
> release announcement.
> 
> I find myself sitting here this morning wondering, why is this not
> something that we can collaborate on?  So in the ever-lovin' 
> open source
> spirit of "do it and hope that encourages people to fix it," here's my
> proposal for our announcement.  All comments, corrections, criticisms
> encouraged.  I recognize that some of this information may well change
> before we actually cut an alpha release, but I wanted to at 
> least remove
> the "where's the announcement?" roadblock.
> 
> I will be updating the Axis home page later today with the FAQ that I
> mentioned earlier.
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------
> 
> Axis Alpha Release Announcement
> 
> The Axis team announces the <a
> href="http://xml.apache.org/axis/releases.html">alpha 
> release</a> of the <a
> href="http://xml.apache.org/axis">Axis SOAP library</a>.  
> (Wondering what
> Axis is?  Please see our <a 
> href="xml.apache.org/axis/faq.html">FAQ</a>.)
> 
> This is an alpha release, and hence is not feature complete.  The main
> missing features include:
> 
> - No support for SOAP attachments
> - Deployment syntax not finalized
> - Incomplete Apache SOAP 2.2 deployment descriptor support
> - Minimal testing in EJB / application server frameworks
> - No support for WSDL, XML-RPC, SMTP
> - Limited documentation
> 
> The Axis team is working on all of these missing features.
> 
> So, why an alpha release?  Some worthwhile properties of this 
> release include:
> 
> - Streaming-oriented model for SOAP message parsing (SAX, not DOM)
> - Significantly higher performance than Apache SOAP 2.2
> - Modular, configurable message handling architecture
> - Pluggable transport framework
> - Good interoperability with other SOAP implementations
> - Extensive package and functional test suite
> 
> Early adopters and advanced SOAP developers will find this 
> release to be of
> interest.  Most Apache SOAP users, and those who need a fully featured
> next-version replacement for Apache SOAP 2.2, should hold off at least
> until Axis's beta release.  Progress towards that beta release may be
> viewed on Axis's <a
> href="http://xml.apache.org/axis/requirements.html">requiremen
> ts and status
> page</a>.
> 
> Sincerely,
> The Axis Team
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------
> 
> Have at it.
> Cheers,
> Rob
> 
> 


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