Apache Axis now in 1.2 alpha
The Apache group is working on the next major release of the open source Java Web services libraries called Axis. You can download version 1.2 alpha from their server.
Axis 1.1 has proven itself to be a reliable and stable base on which to implement Java Web Services. There is a very active user community and there a many companies who use Axis for Web Service support in their products.
For Axis 1.2, we are focusing on our document/literal support to better address the WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 and JAX-RPC 1.1 specifications. And we are fixing as many bug as possible.