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From Ruwan Linton <ru...@apache.org>
Subject The WSO2 ESB 2.0 Released!
Date Sat, 07 Feb 2009 04:02:52 GMT
 The WSO2 ESB 2.0 Released!

The WSO2 ESB team is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the
Open Source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).

WSO2 ESB is a lightweight and easy-to-use Open Source Enterprise Service Bus
(ESB) available under the Apache Software License v2.0. WSO2 ESB allows
administrators to simply and easily configure message routing,
intermediation, transformation, logging, task scheduling, etc.. The runtime
has been designed to be completely asynchronous, non-blocking and streaming
based on the Apache Synapse core.

WSO2 ESB 2.0 is developed on top of the revolutionary Carbon
platform<http://wso2.org/projects/carbon>(Middleware a' la carte), and
is based on the OSGi framework to achieve the
better modularity for your SOA architecture. This also contains a lots of
new features and many other optional components to customize the behavior of
the server. Further, if you do not want any of the built in features, you
can uninstall those features without any trouble. In other words, this ESB
can be customized to your SOA needs.

You can download this distribution from http://wso2.org/downloads/esb and
give it a try.
How to Run

   1. Extract the downloaded zip
   2. Go to the bin directory in the extracted folder
   3. Run the wso2server.sh or wso2server.bat as appropriate
   4. Point your browser to the URL https://localhost:9443/carbon
   5. Use "admin", "admin" as the username and password to login as an admin
   and create a user account
   6. Assign the required permissions to the user through a role
   7. If you need to start the OSGi console with the server use the property
   -DosgiConsole when starting the server
   8. Samples configurations can be specified by passing the property
   -Desb.sample=${SAMPLE_NUMBER}

Key Features

   - Proxy services - facilitating transport, interface
   (WSDL/Schema/Policy), message format (SOAP 1.1/1.2, POX/REST, Text, Binary),
   QoS (WS-Addressing/WS-Security/WS-RM) and optimization switching (MTOM/SwA).
   - Non-blocking HTTP/S transports based on Apache HttpCore for ultrafast
   execution and support for thousands of connections at high concurreny with
   constant memory usage.
   - Built in Registry/Repository, facilitating dynamic updating and
   reloading of the configuration and associated resources (e.g. XSLTs, XSD,
   JS, ..)
   - Easily extended via custom Java class (mediator and command)/Spring
   mediators, or BSF Scripting languages (Javascript, Ruby, Groovy, etc.)
   - Built in support for scheduling tasks using the Quartz scheduler.
   - Load-balancing (with or without sticky sessions) /Fail-over, and
   clustered Throttling and Caching support
   - WS-Security, WS-Reliable Messaging, Caching and Throttling configurable
   via (message/operation/service level) WS-Policies
   - Lightweight, XML and Web services centric messaging model
   - Support for industrial standards (Hessian binary web service
   protocol/Financial information exchange protocol)
   - Enhanced support for the VFS/JMS/Mail transports
   - Support for message splitting and aggregation using the EIP
   - Database lookup and store support with DBMediators with reusable
   database connection pools
   - JMX monitoring support

New Features of the WSO2 ESB 2.0

   - This ESB release is based on Carbon "Middleware a' la carte" which is
   an OSGi based SOA platform by WSO2 Inc.
   - Transactional JMS transport and the Transaction mediators
   - Integrated graphical user management
   - Integrated graphical key store management
   - Configurable logging through the management console
   - Graphical data source declaration
   - WS-Eventing support and Event Sources making it an event broker
   - Enhanced sequence and proxy service editor
   - Module management capability
   - Transport configuration management through the graphical console
   - Graceful/Forced shutdown/restart
   - Enhanced integrated registry and search functionalities
   - User permissions support
   - Enhanced monitoring tools for statistics and tracing
   - Try-It tool to try an existing service
   - Graphical policy editor
   - Administration console fully internationalized
   - Better modularity and extendability through OSGi component architecture

 How You Can Contribute  Mailing Lists Join our mailing list and correspond
with the developers directly.

   - Developer List : esb-java-dev@wso2.org |
Subscribe<esb-java-dev-request@wso2.org?subject=subscribe>|
   Unsubscribe <esb-java-dev-request@lists.wso2.com?subject=unsubscribe> | Mail
   Archive <http://wso2.org/mailarchive/esb-java-dev/>
   - User List : esb-java-user@wso2.org |
Subscribe<esb-java-user-request@wso2.org?subject=subscribe>|
   Unsubscribe <esb-java-user-request@wso2.org?subject=unsubscribe> | Mail
   Archive <http://wso2.org/mailarchive/esb-java-user/>

 Reporting Issues WSO2 encourages you to report issues and your enhancement
requests for the WSO2 ESB using the public
JIRA<http://www.wso2.org/jira/browse/ESBJAVA>.
You can also watch how they are resolved, and comment on the
progress.. Discussion
Forums Alternatively, questions could be raised using the forums
available. WSO2
ESB Forum <http://wso2.org/forum/187> : Discussion forum for WSO2 ESB
developers/users Training WSO2 Inc. offers a variety of professional
Training Programs, including training on general Web services as well as
WSO2 ESB, Apache Synapse, Apache Axis2 and number of other products. For
additional support information please refer to
http://wso2.com/training/course-catalog/ Support WSO2 Inc. offers a variety
of development and production support programs, ranging from Web-based
support up through normal business hours, to premium 24x7 phone support. For
additional support information please refer to http://wso2.com/support/ For
more information on WSO2 ESB, visit the WSO2 Oxygen Tank (http://wso2.org)
We welcome your feedback on this implementation. Thank you for your interest
in WSO2 ESB.

*-- The WSO2 ESB Team --*


-- 
Ruwan Linton
Product Manager - WSO2 ESB
http://wso2.org - "Oxygenating the Web Services Platform"
http://ruwansblog.blogspot.com/

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