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From Eran Chinthaka <>
Subject [ANN] [Axis2] Axis2 0.94 Released
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2006 03:20:17 GMT
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Apache Axis2 team is proud to announce the release of Axis2 0.94
version. You can download the release from : (if you can not find the
distribution in the mirrors, please use the backup sites)

Axis2 version 0.94 comes with 5 different packages and 3 plugins,
giving you the flexibility to select one of them to suit your own
requirements. Please see for further
details about different distributables.

Axis2 Complete Features List

    * AXIOM, an XML object model working on StAX (Streaming API for
      XML) parsing optimized for SOAP 1.1/1.2 Messages. This has
      complete XML infoset support.
    * Support for One-Way Messaging (In-Only) and Request Response
      Messaging (In-Out)
    * Module Architecture, mechanism to extend the SOAP Processing Model
    * Module version support , can have multiple versions of the same
      module and use them depending on the requirement.
    * Context hierarchy
    * Archive based deployment Model and Directory based deployment model
    * JWS like deployment (making Java class into Web service)
    * WSDL Code Generation Tool for Stub and skeletons
    * WS-Addressing, both the submission (2004/08) and final (2005/08)
    * WSS4J module for security
    * Improved and user friendly Client API
    * WSDL2Java
    * REST (REpresentational State Transfer) Support
    * Transports supports: HTTP, SMTP, TCP, JMS
    * Raw XML providers
    * Support for MTOM/ MIME/ SwA
    * SAAJ implementation
    * DOOM - New Feature
    * Pack/Unpack capability for the generated code- New Feature
    * Axis Data Binding - ADB (Framework and Schema Compiler)
    * Numerous bug fixes since last release

Axis2 Experimental Features List

    * Sessions scoping for Application, SOAP, Transport and Request
    * Server side Web Service Policy support
    * ?wsdl and ?xsd support
    * Java2WSDL
    * Generating ServiceClient for a given WSDL and invoke the
      corresponding service using generated client.

Major Changes Since Last Release

    * Fixing of memory leaks
    * Client API changes , Introducing ServiceClient instead of
      MEPClient, InOnlyMEPClient, InOutMEPClient, Call. (Please note
      that the above classes will be deprecated in this release.)
    * Module versioning support , can have multiple versions of the
      same module and use them depending on the requirement.
    * Code generator improved to process multi-port WSDL's properly
    * Packing and unpacking options for the code generated classes
    * Multiple Axis2 packaging distros for diferent requirements

Tools Included In This Release

    * Axis2 Web Application (Web App)
    * WSDL2WS- Eclipse plugin/ Command line version/ IntelliJ IDEA plugin
    * Service Archive Wizard- Eclipse plugin/ IntelliJ IDEA plugin

*What's Still To Do?*

    * See list of what we think needs to be done, and consider helping
      out if you're interested & able!
    * JAX-RPC 1.1 and/or JAX-WS compliance
    * SOAP Encoding
    * Binary serialization and de-serialization support
    * Management Interface for Axis2
    * Implementation of other Transports.
    * Resource framework implementation (WS-RF) and Enterprise web
      services such as JSR 109 support
    * Completion of interop tests

Axis2 is taking shape and this 0.94 release is a glimpse of version
1.0 that will be coming soon. If you happen to have a vision of how
the next generation of Web Service should be, and like to contribute
to Apache Axis2 feel free to pitch in. Any contributions in the form
of coding, testing, submitting improvements to the documentation, and
reporting bugs are most welcome!

Thanks for your interest in Apache Axis2!

- - -- The Axis Development Team

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