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From Deepal Jayasinghe <dee...@apache.org>
Subject [ANN] [Axis2] Axis2 0.95 Released
Date Fri, 24 Mar 2006 04:52:14 GMT
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Apache Axis2 team is proud to announce the release of Axis2 0.95 version.

You can download the release from :

Axis2 version 0.95 comes with 5 different packages, giving you the
flexibility to select one of them to suit your own requirements.
Please see
http://ws.apache.org/axis2/0_95/installationguide.html for further
details about different distributables.

Complete Features List:
        1.    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.
        2.    Support for One-Way Messaging (In-Only) and Request
Response Messaging (In-Out).
        3.    Module Architecture, mechanism to extend the SOAP
Processing model.
        4.    Module version support, can have multiple versions of
the same module and use them depending on the requirement.
        5.    Content hierarchy
        6.    Archive based deployment model and Directory based
deployment model
        7.    JWS like deployment (making Java class into Web service)
        8.    WSDL Code Generation tool for stubs and skeletons
        9.    WS-Addressing, both the submission (2004/08) and final
(2005/08) versions
        10.    WSS4J module for security
        11.    Improved and user friendly Client API
        12.    WSDL2Java and Java2WSDL
        13.    REST (REpresentational State Transfer) Support
        14.    Transports supports: HTTP, SMTP, TCP, JMS
        15.    Raw XML providers
        16.    Support for MTOM/ MIME/ SwA
        17.    SAAJ implementation
        18.    DOOM
        19.    Pack/Unpack capability for the generated code
        20.    Axis Data Binding - ADB (Framework and Schema Compiler)
        21.    Numerous bug fixes since last release
        22.    Transport framework improvements (ListenerManager) - New
        23.    AxisServlet auto starts when the application server
starts up - New
        24.    Module disengagemnt support - New
        25.    Loading modules (.mar files) from classpath - New
        26.    Sessions scoping for Application, SOAP, Transport and
Request levels - New

Experimental Features List:
        1.    Server side and client side Web service Policy support
        2.    ?wsdl and ?xsd support
        3.    Generating ServiceClient for a given WSDL and invoke the
corresponding service using generated client

Major Changes Since Last Release:
        1.    Transport framework improvements (ListenerManager)
        2.    The way to add an action mapping (wsamapping) has been
moved from being a parameter to a child element. With this version
onwards the way of adding an action mapping is as follows:
        3.    Refactored following packages in Axiom:
?                - org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.llom.builder to
?               - org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.llom.mtom to
?               - org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.llom.serialize to
?              -  org.apache.ws.commons.om.impl.llom.traverse to

Tools Included In This Release:
        1.    Axis2 Web Application (Web App)
        2.    WSDL2WS - Command line version

What's Still To Do?
See list of what we think needs to be done, and consider helping out
if you're interested and able!
        1.    JAX-RPC 1.1 and/or JAX-WS compliance
        2.    SOAP Encoding
        3.    Binary serialization and de-serialization support
        4.    Management Interface for Axis2
        5.    Implementation of other Transports.
        6.    Resource framework implementation (WS-RF) and Enterprise
web services such as JSR 109 support
        7.    Completion of Interop tests

Axis2 is taking shape, this 0.95 release is a glimpse of 1.0 that is
coming soon. If you happen to have a vision of how the next generation
Web services platform should be, contribute to Apache Axis2, and help
us shape it. Any contribution in the form of coding, testing,
submitting improvements to the documentation, and reporting bugs are
always welcome.

Thanks for your interest in Axis2!

- --- The Axis2 Development Team
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