The Simple Messaging Framework  

The Simple Messaging Framework

Simple Messaging Framework Library Usage

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Author: Naresh Bhatia (
Created: July 2003
Version: $Revision: 1.1 $ ($Author: nbhatia $ / $Date: 2003/07/21 03:30:50 $)


This document details the 3rd party libraries used by the Simple Messaging Framework and why they are used.


This product includes software developed by

  • Apache Software Foundation (
  • Carbon Project (
  • JBoss Group LLC (
  • JDOM Project (
  • Sun Microsystems, Inc. (

Ant Contrib 0.3

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A useful collection of Ant tasks used to build SMFW.

Apache Ant 1.5.3-1

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Build tool for SMFW.

Apache Axis 1.1

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Used to send and receive SOAP messages.

Apache Commons HttpClient 2.0 Beta 2

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Used by the REST client in the Library Management System demo to send HTTP requests.

Apache Commons Logging 1.0.3

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Used as the logging API.

Apache Jakarta Log4j 1.2.8

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Used as the default logging mechanism. Calls to it are made through the Apache Commons Logging API.

Apache Jakarta Tomcat 4.1.24

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Used as the servlet container for sample applications.

Apache XML Xalan 2.5.1

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Used as the XSLT processor during the SMFW build process.

Apache XML Xerces 2.4.0

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Used as the main XML parser to support schema validation.

Carbon 2.0

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A powerful framework used for services such as configuration management, exception handling, sql utilities and more.

JBoss 3.0.4

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jboss-j2ee.jar used to compile ejb-utils.jar. Required only to build SMFW from source. Any library supplying the J2EE API can be substituted for this jar.

JDOM Beta 8

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Used by the Carbon configuration service.

JUnit 3.8.1

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Used for unit testing.

Servlet 2.3 API

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Used by SMFW to access HTTP requests.

XPP3/MXP1 1.1

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A simple and efficient XML parser/serializer used in the sample applications.

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