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Java SE 6 Update 4 is released - "Good Riddance" with JAX-WS Endorsed

Posted by arungupta on January 11, 2008 at 5:56 PM PST

Java SE 6 Update 4 is now released. Download it
here.

If you are a Metro user
(either JAX-WS or
WSIT) then this is a milestone release
for you because it includes JAX-WS 2.1 API in the rt.jar. This
means that, as a user, you no longer you need to copy JAX-WS or JAXB API jars in
JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/endorsed as described

here
,

here
and

here
. Hurrah!

After you have downloaded and installed JDK 1.6 U4,

java 
-version
shows:

java version "1.6.0_04"

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_04-b12)

Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 10.0-b19, mixed mode, sharing)

wsgen -version shows:

JAX-WS RI 2.1.1 in JDK 6

wsimport -version shows:

JAX-WS RI 2.1.1 in JDK 6

Additionally, you can also verify by greping for

javax.xml.ws.Endpoint
class in JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/rt.jar.
This is a new class introduced in JAX-WS 2.1.

Now after you've installed Java SE U4, you can download
Metro 1.1,
set JAVA_HOME to point to this new Java SE installation and you can
easily import a WSDL as:

wsimport -d temp 
http://localhost:8080/MetroWithJavaSE6/HelloService?WSDL

parsing WSDL...





generating code...





compiling code...

If you try to import the same WSDL with an earlier release of
Java SE 6, then you'll see the error message:

You are running on JDK6 which comes with JAX-WS 2.0 API, 
but this tool requires JAX-WS 2.1 API. Use the endorsed standards override
mechanism (http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/standards/), or
use -Xendorsed option.

We hope this will make your life simpler :)

Metro 1.0.1 is anyway baked in

GlassFish v2 UR1
. You can override it with
Metro 1.1 as described in
TOTD #21.

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Comments

I was waiting for it for several months!!! I'm happy you didn't wait for update n for this. By the way is there still the difference between PrefixMapper in Jax-ws RI and "JDK" jax-ws? I mean the "internal" package. Thank you.

Do you mean NamespacePrefixMapper ? Can you give the full class name.