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Mule Runtime 3.8.3 Release Notes

December 2, 2016

Mule Runtime 3.8.3 includes enhancements, an important change affecting default policy polling time, bug fixes, and a library change.

Mule Runtime 3.8.3 key enhancements are:

  • Support for Mule parallel application deployment

    Deploying applications in parallel reduces the startup time when you deploy a large number.

  • Availability of the gatekeeper feature on clusters

    APIs on a cluster are blocked and return a 503 status code until a complete reconciliation cycle with API Manager occurs. Policies declared as applied on the UI are applied. Policies unapplied since the last restart are removed.

  • Refactored throttling algorithm

    Functionality, scalability, and performance are improved by algorithm changes. Throttling headers work correctly on a cluster. A counter persistent state has been added to standalone and cluster deployments.

  • Response time

    Policies are now applied to an API version as soon as retrieved instead of waiting for all policies to be fetched. Policies are now cached to avoid unnecessary processing.

  • COBOL Copybook bug fixes and support for DEPENDING ON clauses. This feature is now GA.

  • Support for larger than memory XML payloads (up to 2 GB)

Important change:

The default policy polling time has been extended to reduce the load on API Manager and improve scalability. MuleSoft based this change on careful examination of actual customer experiences. A minimum 60-second delay now occurs between the time you apply a policy in the UI and the time the policy actually goes into effect. The same delay occurs when you disable or edit a policy. You can configure the length of the delay.

Supported Software

Mule was tested on the following software:

Software Version

JDK

Oracle JDK 1.7.0 and 1.8.0, JRE 1.8.0 (JRE 1.8.0_91/92 recommended), JRE 1.7.0, IBM JRE 1.8, 1.7, OpenJDK 8

OS

MacOS 10.11.4, AIX 7.2, Windows 2012 R2 Server, Windows 8.1, Solaris 11.3, RHEL 7

Application Servers

Tomcat 7 and 8, WebLogic 12c, WebSphere 8, WildFly 8 and 9, Jetty 8 and 9

Databases

Oracle 11g, Oracle 12c, MySQL 5.5+, IBM DB2 10, PostgreSQL 9, Derby 10, Microsoft SQL Server 2014

The unified Mule Runtime 3.8.3 and API Gateway is compatible with APIkit 3.8.3.

Bundled Runtime Manager Agent

This version of Mule runtime comes bundled with the Runtime Manager Agent plugin version 1.6.0.

DataWeave Language Improvements

  • Added support for default namespaces on XML parser

  • Cached the result of the property access function

Enhancements

Issue Description

AGW-933

Rate limit/throttling—​Add persistence feature flag and implementation feature flag.

AGW-930

Support Gatekeeper in cluster.

AGW-915

Externalize RAML injection with a property.

AGW-903

Improve logs on rate limit/throttling algorithm.

AGW-898

Support Hazelcast on rate limit/throttling algorithm.

AGW-897

Modify polling of online policies to be updated per API.

AGW-890

New rate limiting/throttling algorithm on cluster.

AGW-887

Improve statistics on throttling algorithm when running on cluster.

AGW-881

Log detailed policy application time per app and policy polling time.

AGW-769

Persist rate limiting/throttling quota: cluster.

Fixed issues

Issue Description

EE-5182

Poll watermark got updated in batch input phase even if there’s an exception.

EE-5190

Many Request attributes get duplicated when doing name resolving failover.

MULE-8413

xpath3 function not working with output from WebService Consumer component.

MULE-10573

File transport processes files that did not finish copying.

MULE-10581

Batch process cannot resume after a crash if there is a corrupted file in the Object Store.

MULE-10620

Envelope namespace used in body produces broken xml when getting the body.

MULE-10643

ResourceBundle class loader leak occurs when undeploying application.

MULE-10644

Ensure MULE-9534 fix only applies to one-way endpoints and add tests for JMS Message ID request-response correlation pattern.

MULE-10646

Refactor GrizzlyHttpClient to use BodyDeferringAsyncHandler.

MULE-10717

Flows can start processing messages before referenced flows are completely started.

MULE-10721

Simultaneous Http requests with MuleClient produce error.

MULE-10722

Not Handling FTP Connection Errors in FTPMessageReceiver.

MULE-10773

Jaxb unmarshaller doesn’t support namespaces anymore.

MULE-10817

ExpressionMuleEventKeyGenerator does not evaluates composite expressions.

MULE-10854

Use scrollable ResultSet when supported for stored procedure calls.

MULE-10870

Duplicate content-type created in response builder.

MULE-10881

AsyncInterceptingMessageProcessor#processNextAsync not rethrowing exception.

MULE-10882

Unregister resources from Bitronix (ResourceRegistrar and ManagementRegistrar).

MULE-10887

GrizzlyHttpClient#createGrizzlyRequest: separate RequestBuilderCreation from its actual configuration.

MULE-10909

MySQL objects leaked after undeployment.

MULE-10911

Poll component should ignore scheduling when application is being stopped.

MULE-10913

DB Pool retrieving invalid connections.

MULE-10918

Until successful is losing session vars.

MULE-10921

FtpWork never processes file if lock is not granted.

AGW-577

Avoid parsing policies when they are already applied.

AGW-913

When applying throttling SLA in cluster only the polling node has access to the contracts DB.

AGW-919

Configure XML parsers to disable external entities.

AGW-921

Rate limit/throttling: Endpoint and resource pointcut create invalid algorithm id on cluster.

AGW-924

Clients database is deleted after mule is shutdown.

AGW-925

RAML Proxy—​Add keepRamlBaseUri property.

AGW-934

Existing policies are not re-applied after stopping and starting the API.

AGW-941

RejectedExecutionException when throttling on cluster after application restart.

AGW-944

No quota manager is defined when throttling on cluster.

AGW-961

Stored policies are deleted when Gateway fails to track APIs.

DataWeave Language Bug Fixes

Issue Description

N/A

Fixed MEL execution in Studio preview

SE-4824

No support for default namespaces on the XML parser

N/A

Generate log-to info (Mule)

MDF-253

Array list facade is consumed by the iterator

SE-4623

Support java.io.Reader as a String value

N/A

Problem caching the result of the property access function

SE-4734

FlowVar needs to support Java Value directly

N/A

Encoding should be set on output message

SE-4591

DataWeave operation resulting in OutputStream instead of InputStream

SE-4614

Avoid calculating hash on variables

SE-4620

Fixed DW buffer files leak

N/A

Fixed CSV index selector

N/A

CSV Writer produces empty line when using mapObject

Library Changes

Issue Description

Mule-10466

Update javax transport version to 1.2.