CXF 2.1.3 Release Notes


Apache CXF 2.1.3 delivers the latest set of patches and bug fixes for Apache CXF 2.1.x. This release fixes 53 JIRA issues that have been reported by users.

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Source distribution



Binary distribution



Installation Prerequisites

Before installing Apache CXF, make sure the following products,
with the specified versions, are installed on your system:

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:

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,
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 and Xalan 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:
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.

JMS transport

A static reply queue in the JMS conduit can not be shared for several instances of the service. Please use a dynamic reply queue or different queue names for the instances. (See discussion on the mailing list)

Reporting Problems

If you have any problems or want to send feedback of any kind, please e-mail the
cxf dev list, You can also file issues in JIRA at:


For a more detailed view of new features and bug fixes, see the release notes