Status report for the Web Services Project
Code Releases [since the last report]
Axis2C: Two milestone releases were done in this period, M0.1 and M0.2. M0.1 contained the initial C implementation of AXIOM. M0.2 was released with many improvements to AXIOM, LibXML parser wrapper and a PHP binding for OM.
Axis2 released v0.93 on Dec 02, 2005
Woden Incubator:The milestone plan, originally too ambitious, was updated to reflect Woden's new schedule. Woden milestone 2 was declared. Milestone 2 contains parsing logic for WSDL 2.0 interface and binding elements and components, and validation logic for the WSDL 2.0 types element and interface element and component.
Problems with committers, members, projects etc?
TSIK Incubator:The TSIK incubation plan is off to a slow start. As was mentioned in the October 2005 report, the TSIK committers used the ApacheCon 2005 gathering to drum up interest. We'll see what comes of it. One startling point of interest is that very few were even aware of the TSIK subproject. Somehow it seems to get lost among the many other ws.apache.org subprojects. A few people (including developers) expressed informal interest in moving ("porting") TSIK into a non-Java toolkit usable by the Ruby or Python crowd as a 100% pure library, especially since the API design of TSIK seems to mimick that of Ruby in particular. Since the Java space is rather crowded and the absence of pure Ruby or Python xml security libraries is apparent, this may be an appealing thought.
JaxMe: A plugin for Maven 2 was developed. Besides, only bug fixing happened.
- WSIF: Misc. bug fixes and maybe a bug release towards the end of year.
XML-RPC: A bug fix release 2.0.1 is approaching, due to several contributed patches. A proposal for XML-RPC 3 was published, receiving mostly positive responses.