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OpenJDK 6 now has JAX-WS 2.1 and JAXB 2.1

Posted by ramapulavarthi on February 29, 2008 at 12:35 PM PST

As you know, Earlier we updated JAX-WS implementation in JDK 6U4 with JAX-WS 2.1 along with JAXB 2.1, you can find more details about that here. As blogged earlier, We were also working on updating the JAX-WS in OpenJDK 6. Finally, its done.

JAX-WS 2.1.1 with JAXB 2.1.6 is integrated in to OpenJDK 6 b06. So, All the JAX-WS 2.1 features and bug fixes that are in JDK 6 Update 4 Release are available in b06. All the JAX-WS and JAXB components reside in jax-ws repository of the OpenJDK Mercurial forest. All the JAX-WS sources are released under the GNU General Public License Version 2 (GPLv2). You can download the OpenJDK 6 source bundle and build it yourself. For that you need to first download the binary plug (components that are not available under open source license are avaiable under the Binary License) as described here. Subscribe to for technical discussions related to Open JDK 6.

Once OpenJDK 7 starts accepting checkins, we plan to update JAX-WS in OpenJDK 7 as well. Stay tuned.




Thanks for the link. I don't agree with the user. It was gone through vigorous testing by SQE and TCK for backwards compatibility. There might have been few regressions due to bugs in implementation that are not covered in our testing. That does n't mean one should not switch to newer implementation that offers better performance and extensibility and no hassle of using endorsed dir. Considering such a major upgrade, we have not so far received major issues apart from these two.

The same issue has been filed on jax-ws and we are reviewing it. Appreciate the user for filing the issue and it will be duly attended

Rama, did you happen to see complaints about a major upgrade of a JDK component in a bugfix release (here and here)?