Release Note - WSO2 Governance Registry 3.5.0

May 3rd 2010

WSO2 Governance Registry is a user-friendly, but comprehensive enterprise governance, registry and repository solution available under the Apache Software License v2.0. WSO2 Governance Registry is pre-loaded with best practices to help users with governance adoption.

WSO2 Governance Registry is fully integrated to the WSO2 Carbon platform with the 3.5.0 release. This allows WSO2 Governance Registry users to benefit from the flexibility and extensibility provided by the Carbon platform. WSO2 Governance Registry can either be used as a complete product or used in combination with components of other WSO2 products. User specific components, extensions or UIs to the WSO2 Governance Registry can be easily added as Carbon components.

. New Features in this release
  • This release includes numerous bug fixes to underlying WSO2 Carbon core platform.Gadgets for impact analysis on services and registry resources
  • Gadgets for impact analysis on services and registry resources
  • WSDL custom view
  • Dynamic Handler configuration
  • Handler simulator
  • Tree-based Resource view
  • API to govern SOA artifacts
  • Complete Web Services API for Registry
  • Improved options for Service discovery
  • WS-Discovery support
  • Scripting support for lifecycle management
  • Improved P2 based provisioning and feature management support
  • Support for adding remote mounts
  • Platform, and Group/Cluster based deployment model
  • Support for multiple server instances
  • E-mail verification for subscriptions
  • Support for deleting tags and comments
  • Support for PostgreSQL DBMS
  • Paged activity and resource search
  • Hierarchical permission model with granular and extensible permissions
  • Ability to upload metadata (in addition to importing)
  • Governance Archive for uploading WSDLs and Schemas with imports
  • Ability to update resource content by uploading
  • Rich text editor for editing text resources
  • XML editor for editing handler, lifecycle and service UI configurations
Other Key Features
  • Storing and managing arbitrary resources and collections
  • Managing users and roles
  • Authentication and authorization on all resources and actions
  • Resource / collection versioning and rollback
  • Advanced search capabilities - tags, users, etc.
  • Built in media type support for common types (WSDL, XSD)
  • Built in support for known repository types
  • Dependency management - maintain relationships between dependent resources for impact analysis
  • Pluggable media type handlers for handling custom media types
  • Pluggable custom UIs for resource types
  • Activity log and monitoring with filtering support for the activity logs
  • Atom Publishing Protocol (APP) support for reading/writing the data store remotely
  • Subscribe to resources, collections, comments, tags, etc. with any standard feed reader (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc)
  • Intuitive User Interface with an Ajax-based Web 2.0 interface
  • Internationalization
  • Support for deploying back end and front end (UI) in separate servers
  • WSDL Tool to import service information from a given WSDL
  • WSO2 Governance Registry federation - mounting a remote WSO2 Governance Registry to a specified location
  • Based on the OSGi based WSO2 Carbon architecture: this is a unification of all Java based products from WSO2
  • Advanced service governance through, discovery, impact analysis, versioning and automatically extraction of service meta data
  • Dashboard support with gadgets with design-time and run-time governance information
  • Advanced Life cycle management with checklists
  • Validation policies. e.g. WSDL Validation, WS-I Validation and Schema Validation
  • Eventing and notifications
  • # Supports remote links, symbolic links for resources
  • Attach remote WSO2 Governance Registry instances, providing one interface for many WSO2 Governance Registry instances
  • Support for processing custom URL patterns via pluggable URL handlers
  • Support for custom query languages via pluggable query processors
  • Import/export resources and collections
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  • Improved transaction support
  • Support for WebSphere, WebLogic, and JBoss
  • Provisioning support for WSO2 Carbon family of products
  • Support for clustering
  • Check-in/Checkout tool
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