WS-Policy in Metro 1.0.1, 1.1 and GlassFish V2 UR1

There has been quite a flurry of release activities this week. We had Metro 1.0.1 and Metro 1.1. Metro 1.0.1 is included with the freshly released GlassFish V2 UR1. For more details about Metro and the releases, see e.g. Vivek Pandey's blog. Our WS-Policy implementation in the context of Project Tango / Web Services Interoperability Technology is an integral part of the Metro stack.

So what is new in WS-Policy for Metro 1.0.1? We really didn't find any severe bugs we needed to fix, i.e. the WS-Policy implementation has no significant changes over Metro 1.0. The same goes for Metro 1.1. Well, there was one bug fix, issue #654: @Addressing annotation does not generate WS-Addressing policy assertions. In practice, this bug had no real practical repercussions because the addressing implementation would be enabled by the annotation anyway.

The one new and exciting feature is that the Metro 1.1 runtime now supports WS-Policy 1.5! We had very successful tests with our implementation at the W3C interop test rounds in spring already and now we finally have proper support in the product. Marek did virtually all the work implementing that feature and it has worked smoothly ever since. Note that our tooling still generates WS-Policy 1.2 expressions to maintain backwards compatibility.

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