[User] WSO2 Application Server 5.0.0 Released!

Supun Malinga supunm at wso2.com
Sun Sep 9 11:35:43 PDT 2012

 WSO2 Application Server(WSO2 AppServer) 5.0.0 Released
09 Sep 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)  <http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html>.
This includes all of the extra integration and management functionality as

The product is available for download at:
 New Features In This Release

   - Full JAX-WS 2.2 Specification support
   - Full JAX-RS 2.0 Specification support
   - UI support for JAX-WS/RS applications
   - Spring support upgraded to 3.1 GA
   - Integration of Jaggery - server side scripting framework
   - 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
   Added support for WebApp specific context descriptor file (context.xml)
      for webapps
   - Introduction of artifact lazy loading
      Ghost Deployer introduction for standalone Application Server
   Enable/Disable support for ghost deployer through configuration
   - Lazy loading for Web applications
   - Complete rewrite of artifact persistence logic
   - Meta Data synchronization between cluster nodes
   - Unified Application listing for WebApps, JAX-WS/RS, Jaggery
   - Web Application SaaS mode improvements.
   - New samples
      New samples for JAX-RS, JAX-WS and Web Applications
   Inbuilt samples for Jaggery, Mashup
   - WSO2 Developer studio integration for JAX-WS/RS applications

Key Features

   - Web Application deployment and management within the App Server
   - AppServer tooling - AppServer related artifacts can be easily
   generated using WSO2 Carbon Studio
   - Clustering support for High Availability & High Scalability
   - Full support for WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-Policy and WS-Secure
   - JAX-WS support - Deploy any JAX-WS annotated service and engage WS-*
   protocols through the management console.
   - 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 -

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 -

Reporting Problems

Issues can be reported using the public JIRA available at
 Contact usWSO2 Application Server developers can be contacted via the
mailing lists:
*For Users:* Carbon user mailing list <user at wso2.org>
*For Developers:* Carbon developer mailing list <carbon-dev at wso2.org>
Alternatively, questions can also be raised in the Application Server
*Forum* http://www.wso2.org/forum/184

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 Carbon documentation at WSO2 Application
Server Documentation <http://docs.wso2.org/wiki/display/AS500/>.

Thank you for your interest in WSO2 Application Server
*-The WSO2 Application Server Development Team*
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