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From Daniel Kulp <dk...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache CXF 2.3.0 released!
Date Mon, 11 Oct 2010 19:33:50 GMT

The Apache CXF team is proud to announce the availability of the 2.3.0 
release.

Apache CXF is an open source services framework. CXF helps you build and 
develop services using frontend programming APIs like JAX-WS and JAX-RS. 
These services can speak a variety of protocols such as SOAP, XML/HTTP, 
RESTful HTTP, or  CORBA and work over a variety of transports such as 
HTTP, JMS or JBI. 

CXF includes a broad feature set, but it is primarily focused on the following 
areas: 
 
* Web Services Standards Support: CXF supports a variety of web service 
standards including SOAP, the WSI Basic Profile, WSDL, WS-Addressing, 
WS-Policy, WS-ReliableMessaging, WS-Security, WS-SecurityPolicy,
WS-Trust, and WS-SecureConversation. 

* REST based service creation based on JAX-RS 1.1 standard API's.
 
* Frontends: CXF supports a variety of "frontend" programming models. CXF  
provides a JAX-WS 2.2 Compliant frontend. It also includes a "simple 
frontend" which allows creation of clients and endpoints without annotations. 
CXF supports both contract first development with WSDL and code first 
development starting from Java.
 
* Ease of use: CXF is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. There  are 
simple APIs to quickly build code-first services, Maven plug-ins to make 
tooling integration easy, JAX-WS API support, Spring  XML support to make 
configuration a snap, and much more.

What's new in CXF 2.3.0:
* JAX-WS 2.2 Compliant (passes TCK)
* JAX-RS 1.1 Compliant (passes TCK)
* New annotations for Java first use cases to reduce the need for external 
   configuration and provide more control over the runtime and generated WSDL
   * @WSDLDocumentation annotation to add documentation nodes to generated wsdl
   * @SchemaValidation annotation to turn on schema validation
   * @DataBinding to set the databinding used (if other than JAXB)
   * @GZIP to turn on GZIP compression
   * @FastInfoset to turn on FastInfoset support
   * @Logging to turn on and control various Logging functionality
   * @EndpointProperty to configure endpoint properties
   * @Policy to associate WS-Policy documents with the service
* SOAP/JMS spec implementation. While CXF has supported SOAP over JMS 
   since 2.0, there wasn’t a standard specification to describe how it 
   should be done so different vendors did things differently and 
   interoperability was impossible. The new SOAP/JMS specification 
   support implements the new SOAP/JMS spec to achieve a higher 
   degree of interoperability.
* SDO databinding
* Schema Validation support for Aegis Databinding if Woodstox 4 is used 
   for the Stax parser
* Many other small tweaks and enhancements, too many to enumerate.

See the 2.3 Migration guide at:
http://cxf.apache.org/docs/23-migration-guide.html
for more details about the release.


As always, we welcome feedback on our mailing lists:
http://cxf.apache.org/mailing-lists.html

Downloads are available from:
http://cxf.apache.org/download.html


Thanks!
The Apache CXF Team 
http://cxf.apache.org/



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