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[Carbon-dev] WSO2 Mashup Server 2.0.0 Released

Tyrell Perera-3
The WSO2 Mashup Server team is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0.0
of the Open Source WSO2 Mashup Server.

Downloads are available at http://wso2.org/downloads/mashup

For a complete list of project resources including SVN, Mailing lists, Forums, JIRA
and Tutorials visit http://wso2.org/projects/mashup



"Create, deploy, and consume Web services Mashups in the simplest fashion."

The WSO2 Mashup Server is a powerful yet simple and quick way to tailor
Web-based information to the personal needs of individuals and organizations.
It is a platform for acquiring data from a variety of sources including Web
Services, HTML pages, feeds and data sources, and process and combine it
with other data using JavaScript with E4X XML extensions. The result is then
exposed as a new Web service with rich metadata and artifacts to simplify
the creation of rich user interfaces


Key Features
-------------------
* Hosting of mashup services written using JavaScript with E4X XML extension
    - Simple file based deployment model
* JavaScript annotations to configure the deployed services
* Auto generation of metadata and runtime resources for the deployed mashups
    - JavaScript stubs that simplify client access to the mashup service
    - Code templates for developing rich HTML or Google Gadget interfaces
    - TryIt functionality to invoke the mashup service through a web browser
    - WSDL 1.1/WSDL 2.0/XSD documents to describe the mashup service
    - API documentation
* Ability to bundle a custom user interface for the mashups
* Many useful Javascript Host objects that can be used when writing mashups
    - WSRequest: invoke Web services from mashup services
    - File: File storage/manipulation functionality
    - System: Set of system specific utility functions
    - Session: Ability to share objects across different service invocations
    - Scraper: Extract data from HTML pages and present in XML format
    - APPClient: Atom Publishing Protocol client to retrieve/publish Atom
                 feeds with APP servers
    - Feed: A generic set of host objects to transparently read and create
            Atom and RSS feeds
    - Request: Ability get information regarding a request received
* Support for recurring and longer-running tasks
* Support for service lifecycles
* Ability to secure hosted mashups using a set of commonly used security
  scenarios
* Management console to easily manage the mashups


New Features In This Release
--------------------------------------------
The 2.0 version of the Mashup Server is built on top of the Award Winning WSO2 Carbon
Platform. All the major features have been developed as pluggable Carbon components.


Installation & Running
--------------------------------
1. extract the downloaded zip file
2. Run the wso2server.sh or wso2server.bat file in the bin directory
3. Once the server starts, point your Web browser to
   https://localhost:9443/carbon/

For more details, see the Installation Guide


System Requirements
--------------------------------
1. Minimum memory - 256MB
2. Processor      - Pentium 800MHz or equivalent at minimum
3. The Management Console requires full Javascript enablement of the Web browser
   NOTE:
     On Windows Server 2003, it is not allowed to go below the medium security
     level in Internet Explorer 6.x.

For more details see
http://wso2.org/wiki/display/carbon/System+Requirements


WSO2 Mashup Server Binary Distribution Directory Structure
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  CARBON_HOME  
       |-bin      
       |-conf     
       |-database
       |-dbscripts
       |-docs     
       |-lib      
       |-logs
       |-repository     
       |---dataservices            
       |---scripts      
       |---services
       |-resources      
       |---security
       |-tmp      
       |-webapps      
       |-- LICENSE.txt <file>
        |-- README.txt <file>
        |-- INSTALL.txt <file>
        |-- release-notes.html <file>
   

   - bin
      Contains various scripts .sh & .bat scripts

    - conf
      Contains configuration files

   - database
     Contains the database

    - lib
      Contains the basic set of libraries required to startup WSO2 Mashup Server
      in standalone mode

    - logs
      Contains all log files created during execution

    - repository
      The repository where Carbon artifacts &
      Axis2 services and modules deployed in WSO2 Mashup Server
      are stored. In addition to this other custom deployers such as
      javascript, dataservices, axis1services and pojoservices are also stored.
     
            - dataservices
              Contains the Data Services hosted in the Mashup Server.
             
            - scripts
              Contains the Javascript Services (Mashups) hosted in the Mashup Server.
             
            - services
              Contains the Java Services hosted in the Mashup Server.

    - resources
      Contains additional resources that may be required

    - tmp
      Used for storing temporary files, and is pointed to by the
      java.io.tmpdir System property

    - webapps
      Contains the WSO2 Mashup Server webapp. Any other webapp also can be deployed
      in this directory

    - LICENSE.txt
      Apache License 2.0 under which WSO2 Mashup Server is distributed.

    - README.txt
      This document.

    - INSTALL.txt
          This document will contain information on installing WSO2 Mashup Server

    - release-notes.html
      Release information for WSO2 Mashup Server 2.0


Training
-----------
WSO2 Inc. offers a variety of professional Training Programs, including
training on general Web services as well as WSO2 Mashup Server, Apache Axis2,
Data Services and a number of other products.

For additional support information please refer to
http://wso2.com/training/course-catalog/


Support
-----------
WSO2 Inc. offers a variety of development and production support
programs, ranging from Web-based support up through normal business
hours, to premium 24x7 phone support.

For additional support information please refer to http://wso2.com/support/

For more information on WSO2 Mashup Server, visit the WSO2 Oxygen Tank
(http://wso2.org)


Enjoy the WSO2 Mashup Server,

The WSO2 Mashup Server Team ~~~~


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