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JBoss to join forces with Apache CXF March 26, 2009

Posted by Sacha in JBoss.

We announced yesterday that we are joining the Apache CXF project. So, what does it mean exactly?

Today, our Web Services stack, JBossWS 3.0, is actually a pretty sophisticated abstraction layer which can use either our own WS implementation (JBoss WS Native), Apache CXF or Metro – and this in a totally transparent way to the developer.

While this abstraction is a nice thing to have, we cannot spread our efforts thin on those three implementations. Consequently, we have decided to focus our future efforts on a single stack: JBossWS-CXF. This will make sure we maintain our competitive edge, rapidly support current and emerging Web Services standards and ensure we have proven interoperability. Obviously, much like in the past, we will also make fully certify this stack (EE5, etc.)

So, is this a problem if you are using JBoss Native WS today? No, certainly not: this will be a long term transition and our EAP and SOA-P customers will benefit from our commitment to and long-term support for the current JBoss Native WS stack – stability and long term commitment is part of the advantages you get when you become an JBoss Enterprise Middleware customer (vs. our community/.org projects).

Congratulations to the ASF for grooming such a great project.





1. peterbell - March 26, 2009

Great news – congratulations!

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3. Sanjeev - April 23, 2009

What does this mean for RESTEasy users?

4. Mark Little - April 27, 2009

Hi Sanjeev. RESTeasy is still going strong, with a growing user and developer community. Therefore at this stage we’re only looking to adopt the Web Services aspects of CXF.

5. sai - July 22, 2009

Thanks for the info, but I have a question. could you answer the following

Sacha - July 23, 2009

no, sorry.

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