IBM Message Service Client for C/C++ (informally known as XMS) 1.1 has
completed its open Beta programme and is now available as a Category2
SupportPac IA94.

XMS is a non-Java implementation of the Java Message Service (JMS) API,
currently implemented to work with the IBM WebSphere messaging portfolio.
Specifically, it can be used in C or C++ applications to send and receive
JMS messages via IBM WebSphere Business Integration Brokers over Real-time
Transport, via IBM WebSphere MQ queue managers, or via the default messaging
provider within IBM WebSphere Application Server v6.

The following features have been added or enhanced during the Beta programme
and are now available in the SupportPac:
- Publish / Subscribe for WebSphere MQ connections
- Bootstrapping and HTTP support for WebSphere Application Server 6 default
message provider
- Support for retrieval of JMS administered objects from LDAP and File
system JNDI directories
- A new, fully updated version of the XMS manual, with detailed description
of XMS concepts and tasks, and full XMS 1.1 API reference
- Improved samples to illustrate how to use many of the features of the XMS
API with any of the range of supported messaging transports
- Improved problem determination facilities using both trace and first
failure data capture

Note that there have been some changes and rationalisations to the API -
most notably to simplify the ConnectionFactory transport properties.
Applications developed on earlier versions of XMS may need some modification
to work with this version. The new manual provides a full description of
the capabilities provided by XMS, and includes detailed descriptions of the
new properties.

We welcome you to download XMS from,
try it out, and give us your feedback via
news:// Please prefix
your XMS-related posts to this Beta newsgroup with 'XMS C/C++:'.