The Apache OpenWebBeans Team is proud to announce the release of Apache OpenWebBeans-2.0.8.

Apache OpenWebBeans-2.0.x is an Apache License v2 licensed implementation of the JSR-365 CDI-2.0 specification.

OpenWebBeans has a modular structure and provides Dependency
Injection scaling from Java SE environments up to Java EE8 server
clusters with complicated ClassLoader hierarchies or OSGi environments.

This is a maintenance release targetting the Contexts and Dependency Injection CDI 2.0 specification!

CDI is a JavaEE standard (JSR-365) but fully available under Apache License v2.0.

Apache OpenWebBeans-2.0.8 implements the CDI-2.0 API, and passes the JSR-330 and JSR-365 TCKs.

Distribution packages can be downloaded from

Hashes can be found here

The release is also available in maven.central

More info can be found at

The following tickets got fixed in this release:


  • [OWB-1257] - Conditional exclusion of beans in beans.xml does not honor system property
  • [OWB-1263] - Generic observers not called correctly
  • [OWB-1264] - Observers method throws NoClassDefFoundError for optional classes
  • [OWB-1269] - TomcatSecurityService principal is not the contextual one out of request scope beans


  • [OWB-1261] - Upgrade ASM to version 7
  • [OWB-1265] - [perf] cache AnnotationManager#getRepeatableMethod
  • [OWB-1266] - [perf] InjectionResolver cache can be activated earlier


  • [OWB-1268] - Upgrade to xbean 4.12