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<title>Welcome to Apache Axis2 version 1.6.0</title>
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<h1>Welcome to Apache Axis2 version 1.6.0</h1>
<h3>May 17, 2011</h3>
<pre>Just over one and half years since the 1.5 release, we are very proud to
announce the release of Apache Axis2 version 1.6.0.
More than fifty issues were fixed for 1.6.0 release. Refer to the following filter
<a href="">Issues fixed for the 1.6.0 release</a>
to find all the issues fixed for the 1.6.0 release
Downloads are available at:
Apache Axis2 is a complete re-design and re-write of the widely used
Apache Axis engine and is a more efficient, more scalable, more modular
and more XML-oriented Web services framework. It is carefully designed to
support the easy addition of plug-in "modules" that extend its
functionality for features such as security and reliability.
Modules supporting WS-Security/Secure-Conversation (Apache Rampart),
WS-Trust (Apache Rahas), WS-Reliable Messaging (Apache Sandesha) and
WS-Eventing (Apache Savan) will be available soon after the Apache Axis2
@axisVersion@ release. Please see these projects' own sites for further information.
Known Issues and Limitations in 1.6.0 Release:
- Please see JIRA
We are striving for a simple and happy first time user experience as well as a
satisfying experienced user experience with this release. We welcome any
and all feedback at: (please include "[axis2]" in the subject) (please include "[axis2]" in the subject)
Thank you for your interest in Apache Axis2!
The Axis2 Development Team
Features of Apache Axis2:
Programming Model
- Simple XML-centric client API with full WSDL and policy support
- Support for POJO and Spring services and clients
- Support for any message exchange pattern (MEP)
- Synchronous and asynchronous programming model
- Archived service deployment model supporting full service
encapsulation with versioning support
- Archived module deployment model supporting controlled
extensibility with versioning support
- Hot deployment
- WS-Policy driven code generation extensions
- Flexible service life cycle model
- Automatic support for POX (REST) style invocation of services
- Support for querying service's WSDL (with ?wsdl), schema (with
?xsd) and policies (with ?policy)
Supported Specifications
- SOAP 1.1 and 1.2
- Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM)
- XML Optimized Packaging (XOP)
- SOAP with Attachments
- WSDL 1.1, including both SOAP and HTTP bindings , WSDL 2.0
- WS-Addressing submission and 1.0
- WS-Policy
- SAAJ 1.1
- udp
- xmpp
For more details refer <a href= ""> Axis2 Transports</a> project.
Supported Data Bindings
- Axis Data Binding (ADB)
- XMLBeans
- JibX
- WSDL2Java: Generate Java stubs and skeletons from a WSDL document.
- Java2WSDL: Generate a WSDL document from a Java class.
- Eclipse Plugins
- IntelliJ Idea Plugins
- Maven2 Plugins
- Web application for administering Apache Axis2