It's been almost two months after 3.4.0.CR1 has been released... but finally JBossWS 3.4.0 is out! I'm happy to announce that both JBossWS-CXF and JBossWS-Native final versions have been released and are available for download. The supported target containers are JBoss AS 5.0.1, 5.1.0 and 6.0.0.CR1.
This release is the result of the hard work since the beginning of 2010 on supporting the JAXWS 2.2 and JSR 109 v.1.3 changes required for JavaEE 6. Part of the work actually came through collaboration with the Apache CXF community; as a matter of fact the Apache CXF 2.3 series (included in JBossWS-CXF 3.4.0) features JAXWS 2.2 compliant functionalities.
JBossWS-CXF 3.4.0 is meant for being the stack providing webservices functionalities to JBoss AS 6, which in turns aims at JavaEE 6 compliance. We're going to cut another minor release for dealing with last minute integration issues just before AS goes final, but from a feature point of view 3.4.0 already has all you need for JavaEE 6 webservices development.
Besides that, JBossWS-CXF 3.4.0 comes with all the new features and many bug fixes of Apache CXF 2.3.0 and 2.3.1, part of which were directly contributed by our team members.
Take a look at the release notes for the full list of improvements.
Of course, the Maven artifacts for all the released components are also available on the JBoss public repository; please give 3.4.0 a try!