The maintenance review period of JAXB 2.1 is officially over as of November 27th. That means nobody said no on any of the proposed changes, and so they are considered accepted. Yay!
Stay tuned for the official release of JAXB 2.1 FCS soon.
A few more updates on the java.net maven repository:
- JSR-250 jars and source zips are now available in the maven repository.
- The fact that java.net only accepts HTTPS connections is a source of many troubles.
One of the additions in the JAX-WS RI 2.1 EA3 is a simple way to add SOAP headers for your request.
The official "portable" way of doing this is that you creaate a SOAPHandler and mess with SAAJ. This works, but Vivek though it's just too much work for such a simple thing one day, and we all agreed. So we quickly put together a better way to do this.
We have the java.net maven repository which hosts a bunch of interesting artifacts for our java.net projects.
I just released the two version of the RIs in one day.
The first is the JAXB RI 2.0.4, which is a bug fix release to the stable and compatible 2.0.x line.
Over the weekend I switched the build of Hudson to Maven from Ant, for the goal of making plugin development a whole lot easier. Writing a plugin for Maven was really painful, but I'm hoping that I achieved the original goal.
The first step of developing a plugin would be to install a necessary Maven plugin on your system.
I posted a new version of Hudson, 1.59, today.
I know a good person would never write something like this, but I've got to write this, if only so that I feel a little better. So here it goes.
Now that I took over JAXB 2.1 maintenance review spec work, a part of my job involves in updating a PDF document, that is the JAXB specification. There are many ways you can create a PDF document, but JAXB 2.0 chose to use Adobe FrameMaker.
JAXB 2.1 maintenance draft review has just started. It's a 30-day review period to solicit broader feedback on the 2.1 MR. If things go well, after the review ends, we'll be able to release 2.1. So that puts up somewhere December 06 or January 07.
I'm planning to post EA2 with all the bug fixes and etc, to go with this draft soon.