The responsible team behind the Apache project POI ("Poor obfuscation implementation") has the completion of Apache XMLBeans version 5.0.0. announced. The new release of the XML data binding framework offers among others a Maven plug-in and now uses Apache Log4j 2 for logging.
While Apache POI serves Java developers as a library for reading and writing Microsoft Office file formats such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Publisher, and Outlook, XMLBeans opens a way to access XML through bindings to Java Types. Among the bug fixes in version 5.0 there is a breaking change to be aware of: XMLBEANS-555 (Partial method generation and remove inner factory classes). The fix resolves an error when creating jar from wsdl files, which led to the message "too many constants" guided.