[Announce] WSO2 Application Server 5.3.0 released!

Kalpa Welivitigoda kalpaw at wso2.com
Thu Sep 17 05:32:35 PDT 2015

WSO2 Application Server (WSO2 AS) 5.3.0 Released September 2015

The WSO2 Application Server is an enterprise-ready cloud-enabled
application server, powered by Apache Tomcat, and Apache TomEE, it
integrates Apache CXF framework. It provides first class support for
standard Web applications, JAX-WS/JAX-RS applications and Jaggery scripting
applications. Coupled with features of WSO2 Carbon
<http://wso2.com/products/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.

WSO2 Application Server also provides a comprehensive Web services server
platform using CXF as its Web services runtime, and provides many value
additions on top of this 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-Addressing,
WS-SecurityPolicy, etc. WSO2 Application Server also has inbuilt support
for Jaggery. WSO2 Application Server can be installed on on-premise or any
public/private cloud infrastructure and provide unified management console
and lifecycle management features which are independent from underlying
deployment option.

An open source product, WSO2 Application Server is available under the Apache
Software License (v2.0) <http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html> .
This includes all of the extra integration and management functionality as

For more information on WSO2 Application Server and to download the product
please visit http://wso2.com/products/application-server.
New Features

   - JavaEE 6 Web Profile support via TomEE 1.7.2 integration
   - WebSocket 1.1 API Support as defined by the JSR-356 specification
   - Tomcat Virtual Hosts support
   - SAML2 Single-Sign-On support for web applications
   - WS-Discovery support for CXF JAX-WS and JAX-RS services
   - OSGi ServiceLoader Mediator specification support via SPI-Fly

Key Features

   - Support for Servlet 3, JSP 2.2, EL 2.2, JSTL 1.2 specifications.
   - 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,
   - Multi Tenant support for standalone deployment
   - 100% Apache Tomcat compliance runtime
   - Lazy loading for web applications and services
   - AppServer tooling - AppServer related artifacts can be easily
   generated using WSO2 Developer Studio
   - Clustering support for High Availability and High Scalability
   - Full support for WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-Policy and
   - JMX and Web interface based monitoring and management
   - WS-* and REST support
   - GUI, command line, and IDE based tools for Web service development
   - Equinox P2 based provisioning support
   - WSDL2Java/Java2WSDL/WSDL 1.1 and try it (invoke any remote Web service)

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-Policy
   - WS-PolicyAttachment
   - WS-MetadataExchange

JavaEE Web application Standards Support

   - Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS) 1.1
   - Java API for XML-Based Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.2
   - Java Servlet 3.0
   - JavaServer Pages (JSP) 2.2
   - Expression Language (EL) 2.2
   - Standard Tag Library for JavaServer Pages (JSTL) 1.2
   - Java Server Faces (JSF) 2.0
   - Java Persistence API (JPA) 2.0
   - Java Transaction API (JTA) 1.1
   - Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java (CDI) 1.0
   - Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) Lite 3.1
   - Bean Validation 1.0
   - Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.2
   - Common Annotations for the Java Platform (JSR-250) 1.1

Open Source components included in WSO2 Application Server

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

NOTE: Data services hosting support has been removed from WSO2 Application
Server 5.3.0. Users can use the WSO2 Data Services Server product to deploy
data services.

Issues Fixed for this release

   - https://wso2.org/jira/issues/?filter=12251

Known Issues

   - https://wso2.org/jira/issues/?filter=12250

Reporting Problems

Issues can be reported using the public JIRA available at
Contact us WSO2 Application Server developers can be contacted via the
mailing list:
Carbon developer mailing list <dev at wso2.org>
Alternatively, questions can also be raised in the stackoverflow:
*Forum* http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/wso2

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 http://wso2.com/support/.

For further details, see the WSO2 Application Server 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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