The current release is 1.7.3 and was published on May 30, 2016. The release note for this release can be found here.
The following distributions are available for download:
|Link||Checksums and signatures|
|Binary distribution||axis2-1.7.3-bin.zip||MD5 SHA1 PGP|
|Source distribution||axis2-1.7.3-src.zip||MD5 SHA1 PGP|
|WAR distribution||axis2-1.7.3-war.zip||MD5 SHA1 PGP|
|Service Archive plugin for Eclipse||axis2-eclipse-service-plugin-1.7.3.zip||MD5 SHA1 PGP|
|Code Generator plugin for Eclipse||axis2-eclipse-codegen-plugin-1.7.3.zip||MD5 SHA1 PGP|
|Axis2 plugin for IntelliJ IDEA||axis2-idea-plugin-1.7.3.zip||MD5 SHA1 PGP|
The binary distribution contains all the Axis2 libraries and modules, except for Apache Rampart (WS-Security implementation) which must be downloaded separately. It also contains command line tools, samples and scripts to start a standalone Axis2 server.
The WAR (Web Archive) distribution is designed for deployment on a servlet container.
All releases are also available as Maven artifacts in the central repository.