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From Daniel Kulp <dk...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache CXF 2.0-incubator released!
Date Wed, 04 Jul 2007 21:32:32 GMT

The Apache Incubator CXF team is proud to announce the availability of
the 2.0 release!


Apache CXF is an open source services framework. CXF helps you build and
develop services using frontend programming APIs, like JAX-WS. These
services can speak a variety of protocols such as SOAP, XML/HTTP,
 RESTful HTTP, or CORBA and work over a variety of transports such as
 HTTP, JMS or JBI.

CXF includes a broad feature set, but it is primarily focused on the
 following areas:

 * Web Services Standards Support: CXF supports a variety of web service
   standards including SOAP, the Basic Profile, WSDL, WS-Addressing,
   WS-Policy, WS-ReliableMessaging, and WS-Security.

 * Frontends: CXF supports a variety of "frontend" programming models.
 CXF provides a JAX-WS Compliant frontend. It also includes a "simple
 frontend" which allows creation of clients and endpoints without
 annotations. CXF supports both contract first development with WSDL and
 code first development starting from Java.

 * Ease of use: CXF is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. There
   are simple APIs to quickly build code-first services, Maven plug-ins
 to make tooling integration easy, JAX-WS API support, Spring 2.0 XML
 support to make configuration a snap, and much more.

 * Binary and Legacy Protocol Support: CXF has been designed to provide
 a pluggable architecture that supports not only XML but also non-XML
 type bindings, such as JSON and CORBA, in combination with any type of
 transport.


This release contains the following features:

 * JAX-WS Compliant frontend - Apache CXF has now passed the standalone
   JAX-WS TCK.
 * Java2WSDL and WSDL2Java tools and Maven plugin
 * SOAP 1.1 & 1.2, XML and RESTful HTTP bindings
 * JAXB 2.0 Databinding support
 * WSDL 1.1 support
 * WS-Addressing, WS-ReliableMessaging, WS-Security, and WS-Policy
 support * MTOM attachment support
 * HTTP, Servlet, JMS and Local Transports
 * Simple POJO service frontend
 * Javascript frontend
 * JBI Service Engine. CXF services can be deployed into any JBI
   compliant container (ServiceMix or OpenESB)
 * JCA 1.0 support, J2EE application can integrate with legacy
   application through JCA 1.0 support in CXF
 * Spring Support
 * JSON support with Jettison
 * Many other bug fixes and feature enhancements


For more information see:
 * Website: http://incubator.apache.org/cxf/
 * Release Notes:
 http://incubator.apache.org/cxf/apache-cxf-20-incubating-release-notes.
html * Mailing lists: http://incubator.apache.org/cxf/mailing-lists.html


If you have feedback, questions or would like to get involved in the
CXF project please join the mailing lists and let us know your
thoughts.


The Apache Incubator CXF Team
http://incubator.apache.org/cxf/


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