One of the features introduced in JAX-WS 2.2.2 RI, integrated in Glassfish 3.1 MS4, is the clientjar option to ease client-side web services programming.
As you know, JAX-WS RI has long supported publishing of asynchronous web services through the use of RI specific AsyncProvider api.
With JAX-WS 2.2.2 RI /Metro 2.1, Web Services deployment using RI deployment model has been made even simpler by making the web services configuration in web.xml optional.
If you are using Ant 1.7.1 for developing Web Services with JAX-WS/JAXB, I suggest you to move to the latest version Ant 1.8.0.
Jitu and I are going to speak at JavaOne 2009 on JAX-WS 2.2. The BOF is on Wednesday, June 03 7:45 PM - 8:35 PM.
We are trying our best to keep the JDK up to date with latest JAX-WS RI. The recently released JDK 6 Update release 14 has JAX-WS 2.1.6 RI along with JAXB 2.1.10 RI.
JAX-WS Maven2 plugin 1.12 is released which has some bug fixes related to configuring the wsimport/wsgen options and minor usability issue. JAX-WS maven plugin 1.12 depends on recently released JAX-WS RI 2.1.7.
If you trying to use JAX-WS 2.2 on top of JDK 6, you run into classloading problems. Resonating with the problems we had with using JAX-WS 2.1 on JDK 6 FCS?, Dejavu !!!.
In my previous blog, I mentioned about the recent developments with JAX-WS 2.2.
Its been a long time I blogged. You might be wondering what we are up to with JAX-WS RI lately. We are busy implementing the JAX-WS 2.2 RI.