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[jbossws-dev] JBossWS-Native stack reached EOL Alessio Soldano Tue Mar 20 08:00:58 2012

it's almost 2 years since JBossWS-CXF has been installed by default on
JBoss Application Server [1]. The integration with Apache CXF has been
working as expected and JBoss AS 7.1.0 achieved JavaEE 6 Full Profile
compliance [2] with JBossWS-CXF [3]. The transition to having
JBossWS-CXF stack as the default webservice stack is hence completed.

As a result, the JBossWS-Native stack has reached end-of-life. Starting
from 4.1.x version, it is only being updated for the sake of supporting
the few functionalities (namely JAX-RPC) that are still internally
provided through it while having JBossWS-CXF installed on the
application server. Unless consistent contribution comes from the
community, there's not going to be any more JBossWS-Native binary /
sources distribution release at [4]. Previous JBossWS-Native releases
will stay available for download and use on the supported target
containers [5].

>From the current jbossws-native svn trunk few new versions (4.1.x) of
JBossWS-Native libraries / artifacts are most probably going to be
produced and uploaded to the Maven repository, but those are going to
follow specific JBoss AS and/or JBossWS (CXF) integration needs only.
A 4.0.x contribution branch (derived from JBossWS-Native 4.0.2.GA tag)
has been created and is available at [6] for whoever in the community
will be willing to work on that (for instance for supporting future AS

This does not change anything from a product point of view; Red Hat is
of course still committed to fully supporting the JBossWS-Native stack
in the products already including it (e.g. JBoss EAP 5) as per
subscriptions contents.


[1] https://community.jboss.org/wiki/JBossWSOnAS6M4ReleaseNotes
[3] http://jbossws.blogspot.it/2012/02/jboss-application-server-710.html
[4] http://www.jboss.org/jbossws/downloads
[5] https://community.jboss.org/docs/DOC-13569

Alessio Soldano
Web Service Lead, JBoss
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