Dear Spring community,
We are pleased to announce that Spring Web Services 2.0 Release Candidate 2 has been released!
This is the second release candidate in the 2.0 release cycle. The most important new feature in this release is the update of the Spring-WS XML namespace, which now contains <sws:annotation-driven/> and <sws:interceptors/> elements (similar to the Spring-MVC namespace), and <sws:static-wsdl/> and <sws:dynamic-wsdl/> for exporting your WSDLs. All of these features are described in the updated reference documentation.
We consider this release (RC2) complete. If no major new issues are found, we will release 2.0.0-RELEASE in the first half of January 2011.
While we did make some changes, Spring-WS 2.0 should be a drop-in replacement for 1.5 with just one exception. Please read the forum post for the details.