WSO2 Application Server(WSO2 AppServer) 5.0.1 Release Notes

18 Oct 2012

The WSO2 Application Server is an enterprise-ready cloud-enabled application server, powered by Apache Tomcat and also integrates Apache Axis2 and Apache CXF frameworks. It provides first class support for standard Web applications, JAX-WS/RS applications and Jaggery scripting applications. Coupled with features of WSO2 Carbon , users can now manage their applications including JAX-WS and JAX-RS to web applications in a unified manner within the management console itself.

Application Server also provides a comprehensive Web services server platform, using Axis2 and CXF as its Web services runtimes and provide many value additions on top of service runtime. It can expose services using both SOAP and REST models and supports a comprehensive set of WS-* specifications such as WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, WS-Reliable Messaging, WS-Addressing, WS-Policy, WS-SecurityPolicy, etc. WSO2 Application Server also has inbuilt support for Mashup services and WSO2 Data services. WSO2 Application Server can be installed on on-premise or any public/private cloud infrastructure and provide unified management console and lifestyle management features which are independent from underlying deployment option.

WSO2 Application Server is a part of WSO2 Stratos cloud platform (PaaS) and hosted offering of WSO2 Application Server as a service can be accessed from here https://appserver.stratoslive.wso2.com.

An open source product, WSO2 AppServer is available under the Apache Software License (v2.0) . This includes all of the extra integration and management functionality as well.

New Features In This Release

    This is a patch release of WSO2 AS on top of new WSO2 Carbon platform version 4.0.2.

Key Features

  • Full JAX-WS 2.2 and JAX-RS 2.0 Specification support
  • Integration of Jaggery - server side scripting framework
  • Unified Application listing and management UI for WebApps, JAX-WS/RS, Jaggery
  • Inbuilt Mashup services support
  • Multi Tenant support for standalone deployment
  • 100% Apache Tomcat compliance runtime
      Added support for server descriptor file (server.xml) for embedded tomcat
      Added support for WebApp specific context descriptor file (context.xml) for webapps
  • Lazy loading for applications and services
  • AppServer tooling - AppServer related artifacts can be easily generated using WSO2 Developer Studio
  • Clustering support for High Availability & High Scalability
  • Full support for WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-Policy and WS-Secure Conversation
  • JMX & Web interface based monitoring and management
  • WS-* & REST support
  • GUI, command line & IDE based tools for Web service development
  • Equinox P2 based provisioning support
  • WSDL2Java/Java2WSDL/WSDL 1.1 & try it(invoke any remote Web service)

Issues Fixed for this release

  • AppServer related components of the WSO2 Carbon Platform - https://wso2.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10811

XML & WS-* Standards Support

  • SOAP 1.1/1.2
  • WSDL 1.1
  • WSDL 2.0
  • MTOM, XOP & SOAP with Attachments
  • WS-Addressing
  • WS-Security 1.0/1.1
  • WS-Trust
  • WS-SecureConversation
  • WS-SecurityPolicy
  • WS-ReliableMessaging
  • WS-Policy
  • WS-PolicyAttachment
  • WS-MetadataExchange
  • WS-Transfer
  • WS-Eventing

Open Source components included in WSO2 Application Server

  • Apache CXF Support: Supporting JAX-WS and JAX-RS
  • Apache Axis2 (SOAP)
  • Apache Axiom (High performance XML Object Model)
  • Apache Rampart/Apache WSS4J (WS-Security)
  • Apache Rahas(WS-SecureConversation)
  • Apache Sandesha2 (WS-ReliableMessaging)
  • WS-Addressing implementation in Axis2
  • Apache Neethi (WS-Policy)
  • WS-SecurityPolicy implementation in Axis2
  • Apache XML Schema
  • Embedded Apache Tomcat
  • Apache Tribes (Group Communications Framework)

Apache Axis2 modules included with WSO2 Application Server

  • Apache Rampart: Supporting WS-Security & WS-Trust
  • Apache Rahas: Supporting WS-SecureConversation
  • Apache Sandesha2: Supporting WS-Reliable Messaging
  • Mex: Supporting WS-MetaDataExchange
  • Throttle: For throttling requests
  • Statistics: For gathering & monitoring statistics
  • Tracer: For tracing SOAP requests & responses
  • WSO2 Application Server Administration: For administering Web services
  • XFer: Supporting WS-Transfer

Known Issues

  • Application Server related components of the WSO2 Carbon Platform - https://wso2.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10812

Reporting Problems

Issues can be reported using the public JIRA available at https://wso2.org/jira/browse/WSAS.

Contact us

WSO2 Application Server developers can be contacted via the mailing lists:
For Users: Carbon user mailing list
For Developers: Carbon developer mailing list
Alternatively, questions can also be raised in the Application Server forum:
Forum www.wso2.org/forum/184

Support

We are committed to ensuring that your enterprise middleware deployment is completely supported from evaluation to production. Our unique approach ensures that all support leverages our open development methodology and is provided by the very same engineers who build the technology.
For additional support information please refer to wso2.com/support/.

For further details, see the WSO2 Carbon documentation at WSO2 Application Server Documentation.

Thank you for your interest in WSO2 Application Server

-The WSO2 Application Server Development Team

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