starting with the certified jboss-4.x series, we will have an alternative j2ee compliant web service implementation. The JBoss.NET module has entered maintenance and will not be developed further. However, we plan to migrate the advanced JBoss.NET features to JBossWS.
With JBossWS we currently also build on top of axis. For technical reasons it was not possible to use the latest Axis-1.2b when certification was due. We therefore went back to the last stable axis release (axis-1.1) and made the changes required by j2ee to that codebase. This modified axis version lives in module 'webservice' and will also not be developed further.
Instead we plan to build our own SOAP stack that fits better in the overall jboss architecture, addresses some of the newer developments in web services and generally is more suitable for the j2ee requirements to web services.
To get started with j2ee compliant web services (ws4ee) you might want to check out the wiki.
As always, your feedback is highly appreciated and you are welcome to get involved.
thank you very much