Axis2 Release Notes

May 4th, 2006

After nearly two years of development, we are very proud to announce the release of Apache Axis2 1.0!

Apache Axis2 is a complete re-design and re-write of the widely used Apache Axis SOAP stack to build on the lessons learnt from Apache Axis.

Apache Axis2 is more efficient, more modular and more XML-oriented than the older version. It is carefully designed to support the easy addition of plug-in "modules" that extend its functionality for features such as security and reliability.

A module supporting WS-Security (Apache Rampart) is available immediately and a module supporting WS-Reliable Messaging (Apache Sandesha) will be available within days.

Apache Axis2 not only supports SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2, but it also has integrated support for the widely popular REST style of Web services: the same business logic implementation can offer both a WS-* style interface as well as a REST style interface simultaneously.

Apache Axis2 is built on Apache Axiom, a new high performant, pull-based XML object model that was released two days ago.


Programming Model

Supported Specifications


Supported Data Bindings


Extension Modules

(Apache Axis2 comes built in with a module that supports WS-Addressing.)

Known Issues and Limitations

Thank you for your interest in Axis2.

-The Axis2 Development Team