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From "Damitha Kumarage" <>
Subject [Axis2] [ANN] Apache Axis2/C 1.2.0 Released
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2008 04:22:39 GMT
Apache Axis2/C Team is pleased to announce the release of Apache Axis2/C
version 1.2.0
You can download this release from

Key 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
      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
          * Client transport with ability to enable SSL support
          * Basic HTTP Authentication
          * 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
      versions, implemented as a module
   6. MTOM/XOP support
   7. AXIOM, an XML object model optimized for SOAP 1.1/1.2 messages; This
      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
      (configuration, service groups, services, operations and messages)
  11. Context hierarchy providing access to dynamic Axis2/C runtime
      (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
  18. TCP Transport, for both client and server side

Major Changes Since Last Release

   1 Improvements to Java tool, WSDL2C, that generates C code
   2 Improvment to Apache2 module so that it
            (1) Create a shared memory global pool
            (11) create context hierarchy in the global pool
     enabling it to have true application level scope.
   3 Improved Policy
   4 Improvements to thread environment
   5 Improvements to error handling
   6 Memory leak fixes
   7 Many bug fixes

We welcome your early feedback on this implementation.
Thanks for your interest in Axis2/C

-- Apache Axis2/C Team --

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