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Mule ESB 3.1.3 Release Notes

The Mule team has worked hard to bring you Mule ESB 3.1.3. This follow-up release to Mule ESB 3.1.2 continues MuleSoft’s commitment to making Mule the industry’s most powerful, simplest to use, and most up-to-date Open Source ESB. Over 60 issues were fixed between this release and the previous one, making this release a highly recommended download---and the most stable version of our 3.1.x branch to date.

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New in Mule ESB Version 3.1.3

Fixed a Memory Leak Involving Transformers and Dynamic Endpoints

We have eliminated a memory leak which occurred when Transformers and Dynamic Endpoints were used. Objects are now disposed off properly.

Message Properties Propagation Improvements

In this release we solved multiple problems regarding the handling of message properties through different Transports and Routers. We have added many tests to ensure that the problems do not reappear. We also invested much time to make sure that Mule ESB handles message properties consistently within Flows. If you encountered problems in this area with previous releases, please try out version 3.1.3.

For more about message properties, see: Message Property Scopes.

Error Handling Consistency

We also devoted much effort to improving error handling consistency throughout Mule ESB. We uncovered and fixed many error handling inconsistencies across multiple components, particularly those related to Flows. If you rely on exception strategies to get the most out of ESB, version 3.1.3 should be your choice.

For additional details on error handling, see: Error Handling

Multiple Fixes on JMS and WMQ Transport

We have resolved multiple issues involving the JMS and WMQ Transports. Transactionality and error handling now work as expected. The replyTo and request-response features now work consistently. We also fixed the feature that includes a Message Processor in the response chain. These fixes should prove critical if you use either the JMS or WMQ Transport.

For reference information on the JMS Transport, see JMS Transport Reference.

For details about the WMQ Transport, see WMQ Transport Reference.

For overview disscusion of Mule Transports, see Connecting Using Transports.

Known Issues in This Release

The following JIRAs remain open against this release of Mule ESB:

Key Component/s Summary Workaround

EE-2478

Examples / Tutorials

The Widget example seems like it has to be removed from 3.1.x release Developers: Please let me know when the widget has been removed and bug closed so I can move this to the FIXED table---Norman

 

MULE-5633

Modules: (other)

The WebAppClassLoader causes StackOverflowError within the ApplicationAwareRepositorySelector

Fixed in 3.2.0

EE-2512

Transport: JMS

A connection leak with transactional JMS

Fixed in 3.1.4 and 3.2.1 release

EE-2505

Core: Exception Handling

Transaction contexts are not propagated to exception strategies when the exception is thrown by the outbound-endpoint

Fixed in 3.1.4 and 3.2.1 release

EE-2518

Transport: CXF

CXF returns invalid response to ReplyTo destination when is called using MEP request-response.

 

Fixed in This Release

Mule version 3.1.3 builds on the features added in version 3.1.2 and fixes the following issues:

Key Component/s Summary

MULE-5762

Schema

The configuration-ref is displayed twice in the mule-cxf schema, and in certain use cases, this causes Mule to fail

MULE-5750

Tools: Archetypes

Test generated by the mvn archetype fails with an assertion error

MULE-5747

Core: Lifecycle

Sub-flows (and the processors defined in them) don’t get muleContext injected or lifecycle when used via flow-ref

MULE-5737

Core: Exception Handling

The Flows feature does not handle exceptions when invoked via i) a request-response vm inbound endpoint ii) a flow-ref

MULE-5730

Build: Integration Tests

testFlowRef() in FlowConfigurationFunctionalTestCase passes, but the expected payload should be "012xyzabc312xyzabc3" not "012xyzabc3"

MULE-5718

Schema

HTTP throwing "Property "cookieSpec" exposes an incorrect or unsupported value "rfc2109"" error while the schema admits this value

MULE-5708

Documentation / Website, Examples / Tutorials

In the example-launcher example, the link in the README.txt points to a page which says "You cannot view this page due to inherited restrictions"

MULE-5681

Tools: Archetypes

Transport Archetype: Tests fail from Maven

MULE-5670

Core: (other)

Schema issue - Incorrect Inheritance for Transformer Reference

MULE-5669

Core: Configuration, Tools: Archetypes

There is no option to include the documentation module when creating an archetype in Mvn

MULE-5668

Transport: File

Schema inconsistencies - File connector contains transaction options because of schema inheritance

MULE-5663

Documentation / Website

CustomXMLNamespace documentation suggests use of invalid code

MULE-5651

Modules: XML, XSLT, XPath, SXC

No information is displayed for some transformers due to the type attribute missing from the schema - XSLT is not detecting inheritance

MULE-5604

Transport: FTP / SFTP

The FTP connector should not change the working directory if Path is empty

MULE-5601

Core: (other)

We must implement Service Result Caching

MULE-5597

Transport: TCP / UDP / SSL / Multicast

response transformers are applied twice on udp:inbound-endpoint

MULE-5591

Core: Transports

getSize(filename) is SftpClient.java prepends "./" to the path

MULE-5590

Transport: TCP / UDP / SSL / Multicast

The UDP transport does not allow request-response endpoints

MULE-5583

Transport: HTTP(S) / Jetty

Allow a cert to be selected out of a keystore with multiple certs and different passwords for the HTTPS connector

MULE-5582

Modules: Management / JMX

JMX credentials are ignored on the server

MULE-5578

Core: Exception Handling, Core: Routing / Filters

<message-filter throwOnUnaccepted="true"> does not work for endpoints with exchange pattern request-response

MULE-5577

Core: Bootstrap / Standalone

Allow users to pass wrapper parameters using the command line

MULE-5575

Core: Bootstrap / Standalone

Polling receivers use wrong classloader when running in the Mule standalone

MULE-5568

Modules: XML, XSLT, XPath, SXC

xml-prettyprinter-transformer won’t honor newlines=false when suppressDeclaration=false

MULE-5558

Modules: XML, XSLT, XPath, SXC

The schema-validation-filter should allow configure errorHandler and resourceResolver via config

MULE-5494

Transport: JDBC

JDBC Query is reported as invalid when attempting to save stored procedure results in a variable

MULE-5488

Core: Endpoints

Messages may be sent to the wrong place when a dynamic endpoint is in use

MULE-5443

Core: (other)

Improve startup time for applications

MULE-5395

Modules: CXF

The Mule WebService frontend doesn’t return a Business exception which exists in the contract of method

MULE-5377

Core: Routing / Filters

The First Successful message processor is only usable with request-response endpoints

MULE-5319

Core: Components

Problem using splitter in flow for 3.1

MULE-5133

Core: Deployment

IOException when redeploying a project

MULE-5081

Examples / Tutorials

A non-blocking exception exists in hello example

MULE-4748

Modules: Security (Spring Security, Acegi, PGP, WS-Security)

A signed plain-text message without signature does not fail the PGP security filter

MULE-4599

Core: API

dispose() method not called on transformer that implements Disposable

MULE-5653

Transport: JMS

Weblogic JMS transport, error in the reconnection to JMS

EE-2469

Transport: WebsphereMQ

ObjectToWMQJmsMessage does not fix invalid jms mesage property keys

EE-2456

Transport: WebsphereMQ

<wmq:message-to-object-transformer/> throws IllegalStateException when used in WMQ inbound-endpoints

EE-2454

Transport: WebsphereMQ

An empty response block in WMQ endpoints throws NPE at mule startup

EE-2410

Transport: JDBC

JDBC Cursor Leak

EE-2399

Transport: JMS, Transport: WebsphereMQ

The JMS and WMQ endpoints do not support transformers as child elements

EE-2386

Transport: WebsphereMQ

WMQ is not working with request-reply

EE-2363

Transport: JMS, Transport: WebsphereMQ

JMS endpoints don’t allow <response> element

EE-2360

Transport: JDBC

JDBC endpoints convert column names to lowercase

EE-2358

Core: Configuration

Per-application logging doesn’t create a log file for each application

EE-2346

Transport: CXF

The Mule CXF proxy is adding an extra tag element in the response

EE-2345

Core: (other)

The mainflow loses the properties added through the "Enricher" element of a subflow when it accesses another subflow

EE-2338

Core: (other)

Custom Evaluator Exceptions are not catched by Default Exception Strategy

EE-2330

Core: (other)

Mule 3 Session Props are not maintained when set on response transformer with chaining endpoints

EE-2323

Core: (other)

Mule is losing session properties when patch EE-2307 is applied

EE-2319

Transport: HTTP/ HTTPS

The ExceptionMessage object is not discarded after the Exception Strategy has been executed

EE-2314

Transport: WebsphereMQ

The WMQ connector’s XSDs do not allow <transformer> as child elements

EE-2312

Core: Exception Handling

Exceptions are not logged in the console or app logs

EE-2307

Core: (other)

Session scope properties don’t propagate between flows

EE-2300

Core: Registry

EE-2297 Thread contention occurs when MuleRegistry is accessed

EE-2297

Core: Bootstrap / Java Service Wrapper, Core: Components, Core: Concurrency / Threading

An umbrella issue for QAware findings impacts BMW

EE-2281

Transport: TCP / UDP / SSL / Multicast

TCP outbound-endpoint performance is poor

EE-2273

Transport: CXF

CXF does not invoke an exception strategy

EE-2267

Transport: JMS

The behavior of the JMSReplyTo and jms endpoints needs to be fixed

EE-2240

Core: Concurrency / Threading

Livelock occurs in stats gathering code on IBM AIX JDK

EE-2208

Build: Distributions, Examples / Tutorials

An unlimited GigaSpaces license is bundled in Mule 3.1.1 EE

EE-2200

Core: Routing / Filters, Transport: JMS

A Flows and async processing issue

EE-2194

Modules: (other)

SFDC Cloud Connector is hardcoded to the production site

EE-2070

Transport: WebsphereMQ

Remove the MQXAConnectionFactory import from WebsphereMQConnector class

EE-2529

Transport: HTTP/ HTTPS

Http endpoints are created every time the url used to invoke them changes.