The release comes with lots of new features and bug fixes. To get an idea of the new functionalities you can have a look at previous posts here, here and here.
Besides for the upgrade to Apache CXF 3 series, which brings a lot of new and interesting features, this release mainly focuses on providing simplified configurations options to the user. In particular:
- it makes very easy to have predefined client and endpoint configurations set for user WS client and endpoints; this is achieved by sensible defaults to the configuration names
- it allows declaring Apache CXF interceptors and features using configuration properties
- it allows tuning the default Apache CXF HTTP Conduit, effectively making it possible to control HTTP transport options (like e.g. chunk mode) through system properties.
It's now time for you to download JBossWS 5.0.0.Final, install and give it a try! Feedback is welcome as usual!
The documentation is included in the release (together with the sample testsuite) and is also available at https://docs.jboss.org/jbossws/5.0.0.Final/ in its latest version.
The supported target containers for this release are WildFly 8.0.0.Final, WildFly 8.1.0.Final and WildFly 8.2.0.Final. The current WildFly master has also been updated to the new WS components so that future WildFly releases will come with it.
Have fun :-)