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From Daniel Kulp <dk...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache CXF 2.6.0 released!
Date Wed, 18 Apr 2012 02:00:24 GMT

The Apache CXF team is proud to announce the availability of the 2.6.0 

Apache CXF is an open source services framework. CXF helps you build and 
develop services using frontend programming APIs like JAX-WS and JAX-RS. 
These services can speak a variety of protocols such as SOAP, XML/HTTP, 
RESTful HTTP, or  CORBA and work over a variety of transports such as HTTP 
and JMS. 

CXF includes a broad feature set, but it is primarily focused on the 
following areas: 
* Web Services Standards Support: CXF supports a variety of web service 
standards including SOAP, the WSI Basic Profile, WSDL, WS-Addressing, WS-
Policy, WS-ReliableMessaging, WS-Security, WS-SecurityPolicy, WS-Trust, and 

* REST based service creation based on JAX-RS 1.1 standard API's.
* Frontends: CXF supports a variety of "frontend" programming models. CXF  
provides a JAX-WS 2.2 Compliant frontend. It also includes a "simple 
frontend" which allows creation of clients and endpoints without 
annotations. CXF supports both contract first development with WSDL and code 
first development starting from Java.
* Ease of use: CXF is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. There  are 
simple APIs to quickly build code-first services, Maven plug-ins to make 
tooling integration easy, JAX-WS API support, Spring  XML support to make 
configuration a snap, and much more.

What's new in CXF 2.6.0:
* Enhanced OSGi support including individual bundles, configuration service 
support, blueprint enhancements, etc..
* OAuth 2 support
* Many STS enhancements including Renewal bindings for SAML tokens, bulk 
issuing/validation/cancelling/renewal of security tokens, some advanced 
features based around Claims, such as Claims Transformation, and pluggable 
custom Claims Parsing.
* The WS-Security module now supports replay detection by default of 
Timestamps and UsernameToken nonces.
*New ability to register custom JAX-RS Context providers.
* New @UseAsyncMethod annotation for JAX-WS services.
* Much more.......

See the 2.6 Migration guide at:
for more details about the release and the new features.

As always, we welcome feedback on our mailing lists:

Downloads are available from:

The Apache CXF Team 

Daniel Kulp
dkulp@apache.org - http://dankulp.com/blog
Talend Community Coder - http://coders.talend.com

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