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From Samisa Abeysinghe <>
Subject Re: [ANN] Apache Synapse ESB 1.2 released
Date Tue, 10 Jun 2008 14:04:21 GMT
Wouldn't  it be nice to mention that Synapse is based on Apache Axis2 in
this release note?

Even the binary zip pack does not have a CREDITS file. :( I did not
check the source pack.


Ruwan Linton wrote:
> The Apache Synapse team is pleased to announce the release of
> version 1.2 of the Open Source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).
> Apache Synapse is an lightweight and easy-to-use Open Source
> Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) available under the Apache Software License
> v2.0. Apache Synapse allows administrators to simply and easily configure
> message routing, intermediation, transformation and logging task 
> scheduling,
> etc.. The runtime has been designed to be completely asynchronous,
> non-blocking and streaming.
> The Apache Synapse project and the 1.2 release can be found here:
> Apache Synapse offers connectivity and integration with a range of
> legacy systems, XML-based services and SOAP Web Services. It supports
> non-blocking HTTP and HTTPS using the Apache HTTPCore 
> (
> components, as well as supporting JMS (v1.0 and higher) and a range of
> file systems and FTP sources including SFTP, FTP, File, ZIP/JAR/TAR/GZ
> via the Apache VFS project 
> (
> At the same time Synapse 1.2 release adds the support for the Financial
> Information eXchange (FIX) <> an industry 
> driven messaging standard through
> QuickFixJ <>, Hessian binary web service 
> protocol <>, as well as other functional,
> stability and performance improvements. Synapse supports 
> transformation and
> routing between protocols without any coding via configurable virtual 
> services.
> Synapse provides first class support for standards such as WS-Addressing,
> Web Services Security (WSS), Web Services Reliable Messaging (WSRM),
> Throttling and caching, configurable via WS-Policy upto message level,
> as well as efficient binary attachments (MTOM/XOP).
> The 1.2 release contains a set of enhancements based on feedback from
> the user community, including:
>     * Support for Hessian binary web service protocol
>     * FIX (Financial Information eXchange) protocol for messaging
>     * WS-Reliable Messaging support with WSO2 Mercury
>       <>
>     * Support for re-usable database connection pools for DB
>       report/lookup mediators
>     * Support for GZip encoding and HTTP 100 continue
>     * Natural support for dual channel messaging with WS-Addressing
>     * Cluster aware sticky load balancing support
>     * Non-blocking streaming of large messages at high concurreny with
>       constant memory usage
>     * Support for an ELSE clause for the Filter mediator
>     * Ability to specify XPath expressions relative to the envelope or
>       body
>     * Support for separate policies for incoming/outgoing messages
>     * Support for a mandatory sequence before mediation
> The combination of XML streaming and asynchronous support for HTTP and 
> using Java NIO ensures that Synapse has very high scalability under load.
> Performance tests show that Synapse can scale to support thousands of
> concurrent connections with constant memory on standard server hardware.
> Apache Synapse ships with over 50 samples
> (
> designed to demonstrate common integration patterns "out-of-the-box",
> along with supporting sample services, and service clients that
> demonstrate these scenarios. Apache Synapse is configured using a
> straightforward XML configuration syntax
> (
> Apache Synapse is openly developed by a community that welcomes all
> forms of input, ranging from suggestions and bug reports to patches and
> code contributions. Your comments and feedback on the project and release
> are welcomed.
> The Apache Synapse code and binaries are available from the website
> at
> Thanks
> The Apache Synapse Team
> -- 
> Ruwan Linton
> - "Oxygenating the Web Services Platform" 

Samisa Abeysinghe
Director, Engineering; WSO2 Inc. - "The Open Source SOA Company"

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