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From Daniel Kulp <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Web Service support in GEP
Date Thu, 12 Jun 2008 15:26:46 GMT

This is actually where the eclipse STP project probably comes in.   It  
does have some support for the JAX-WS/JWS annotation things via the  
CXF tooling.    I'm not sure on the current state of it though.


On Jun 12, 2008, at 11:21 AM, Jarek Gawor wrote:

> This is not a problem with Axis2. Axis2 supports everything that we
> need for Java EE 5. The problem is that support for web services in
> the current WTP is very Axis2 specific (e.g. generates Axis2 specific
> deployment descriptors) and is not very JAX-WS aware (e.g. does not
> rely on annotations to generate proper wsdl).
> So, yes, we'll need to determine if and when WTP will provide support
> for JAX-WS but we will also need to know if it will become more Java
> EE 5 aware. That is, instead of generating proprietary deployment
> descriptors it generate Java EE 5 deployment descriptors (web.xml,
> webservices.xml) so that web services developed with WTP can be
> deployed on any app server that supports Java EE 5. But maybe that's
> something we will need to do.
> Jarek
> On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 9:56 PM, Tim McConnell  
> <> wrote:
>> Hi, One of the more obvious deficiencies in the current GEP is the  
>> lack of
>> support for the JAX-WS compliant Web Services. I hope that we can  
>> rectify
>> this in the next major release. Unfortunately, WTP does support  
>> Axis2 but
>> although Axis2 supports many of the WS-* standards, it does not  
>> necessarily
>> support the Java standards (e.g., JSR-224). So it seems to me that  
>> we have
>> these three considerations:
>> 1. Determine if and when WTP will provide support for JAX-WS
>> 2. If WTP will provide support for JAX-WS in the next release  
>> (i.e., WTP
>> 3.0) still assume some customization to support Geronimo (in the GEP)
>> 3. If WTP will not provide support for JAX-WS in the next release  
>> (i.e., WTP
>> 3.0) extend the existing Web Service wizards in WTP to support both  
>> and Geronimo (in the GEP)
>> Am I missing anything obvious ??
>> --
>> Thanks,
>> Tim McConnell

Daniel Kulp

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