Dear Spring community,
I'm pleased to announce that Spring Web Services 2.0 Release Candidate 1 has been released!
This is the first release candidate in the 2.0 release cycle. The most important new feature in this release is the completion of our integration test facilities with the inclusion of the server-side Web service testing framework. The testing framework is documented here: Client-side testing and Server-side testing. Note that we did have to make some changes in the client-side testing code, as compared to 2.0-M1. I suggest you try out the new testing module today! Please leave feedback through JIRA or on the Web Services forums.
While we have documented the new testing module, there are still other new features that need to be documented. These are scheduled for RC2, but RC1 is 'code complete'. Unless we (or you!) find any issues, of course.
We're also interested in any regression that come up when upgrading. While we did make some changes, Spring-WS 2.0 should be a drop-in replacement for 1.5. Please file a JIRA issue if you find any.
Please see the changelog for more details. If you have any further requests/issues, please use JIRA or reply to this post.
Spring Web Services 2.0 is due in Q4 2010/Q1 2011.
For more information, see http://static.springframework.org/spring-ws/sites/2.0
Note that this milestone will not be uploaded to Maven Central, but only to our own milestone repo:
<name>Springframework Maven Repository</name>
When 2.0 reaches GA, we will upload the jars to maven central as usual.