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From Tammo van Lessen <va...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache ODE 1.3.4 released
Date Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:21:54 GMT
The Apache ODE team is pleased to announce the release of Apache ODE
1.3.4. It includes many improvements and bug fixes. Apache ODE is a
WS-BPEL compliant web services orchestration engine. It organizes web
services calls following a process description written in the BPEL XML
grammar. Another way to describe it would be a web-service capable
workflow engine.

Highlights of this release:
  * Instance replayer: Message exchanges between partners and processes
can be recorded, retrieved and replayed. This allows for migrating
running process instances to newer versions of a process model or to
another ODE instance.
  * Process OSGi bundles: Process models can be packaged and deployed as
OSGi bundles (ServiceMix).
  * Spring-based properties: Spring properties can be accessed via XPath
extensions in BPEL (ServiceMix).

In addition to these new features, Apache ODE provides the following
functionalities:

  * Side-by-side support for both the WS-BPEL 2.0 OASIS standard and the
legacy BPEL4WS 1.1 vendor specification.
  * Supports 2 communication layers: one based on Axis2 (Web Services
http transport) and another one based on the JBI standard (using
ServiceMix).
 * High level API to the engine that allows you to integrate the core
with virtually any communication layer.
 * Hot-deployment of your processes.
 * Compiled approach to BPEL that provides detailed analysis and
validation at the command line or at deployment.
 * Management interface for processes, instances and messages.
 * Process execution based on a high-performance virtual machine.

See the release notes for a full list of improvements and bug fixes:
http://bit.ly/afhieV

For more information, check the Apache ODE website:
http://ode.apache.org/getting-ode.html

Apache ODE is an open source project released under a business-friendly
license (Apache License v2.0), as such we welcome all your help and
contributions. To participate and get involved, our mailing lists are
the best resources to start from: http://ode.apache.org/mailing-lists.html

The Apache ODE Team.

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