The Apache CXF team is proud to announce the 2.0.5 incubating release! Apache CXF (incubating) is a services framework focused on support for web service and Java standards. This release is mostly a patch release from 2.0.4 fixing over 30 reported issues. For a complete list, see:
The Apache CXF team welcomes outside involvement and would love to hear your feedback. More information on how to get involved can be found here.
Before installing Apache CXF (incubating), make sure the following products,
with the specified versions, are installed on your system:
- Java 5 Development Kit (Java 6 requires extra setup)
- Apache ant 1.6
Java 5 Development Kit
You must install the J2SE Development Kit (JDK) 5.0, which can be downloaded
After installing the JDK, set or modify the following environment variables:
- JAVA_HOME – set this environment variable
to point at the root directory of the JDK 5.0 installation.
- PATH – make sure that your PATH includes:
If using a Java 6 kit, you may need to copy the jaxb-, saaj-, jaxws-* jars
from the lib dir to your jre/lib/endorsed directory.
Apache Ant 1.6.5 (or newer, 1.7.0 should work as well)
To run samples included in the binary distribution of Apache CXF (incubating),
you must install the Apache Ant 1.6.5 build utility, which can be downloaded
After installing Apache Ant, add the <AntInstallDir>/bin directory to your PATH.
For more details, see the Installation Guide.
Bouncy Castle/JCE requirement for WS-Security
To use the WS-Security features of CXF, you need to obtain a JCE crypto provider
that implements the algorithms that you plan to use. One option is to download
the Bouncy Castle jar from: http://bouncycastle.org/download/bcprov-jdk14-136.jar
and add that to the lib directory or classpath.
Building the Samples
Building the samples included in the binary distribution is easy. Change to
the samples directory and follow the build instructions in the README.txt file
included with each sample.
The WS-Security configuration mechanisms may change between this release and
the next one as we add in support for WS-SecurityPolicy and WS-Trust.
If you have any problems or want to send feedback of any kind, please e-mail the
cxf dev list, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also file issues in JIRA at: