ActiveMQ 5.1.0 Release

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This is an older release. To get the current release, please see the download page.

New Features in 5.1

In the 5.1.x release of Apache ActiveMQ there are the following new features:

Getting the Binary Distributions

Description Download Link PGP Signature file of download
Windows Distribution
Unix/Linux/Cygwin Distribution apache-activemq-5.1.0-bin.tar.gz apache-activemq-5.1.0-bin.tar.gz.asc

Do not use Safari to download, the above URLs use redirection

The above URLs use the Apache Mirror system to redirect you to a suitable mirror for your download. Some users have experienced issues with some versions of browsers (e.g. some Safari browsers). If the download doesn’t seem to work for you from the above URL then try using FireFox

Verify the Integrity of Downloads

It is essential that you verify the integrity of the downloaded files using the PGP or MD5 signatures. The PGP signatures can be verified using PGP or GPG. Begin by following these steps:

  1. Download the KEYS
  2. Download the asc signature file for the relevant distribution
  3. Verify the signatures using the following commands, depending on your use of PGP or GPG:
    $ pgpk -a KEYS
    $ pgpv apache-activemq-<version>-bin.tar.gz.asc


    $ pgp -ka KEYS
    $ pgp apache-activemq-<version>-bin.tar.gz.asc


    $ gpg --import KEYS
    $ gpg --verify apache-activemq-<version>-bin.tar.gz.asc

(Where is replaced with the actual version, e.g., 5.1.0, 5.2.0, etc.).

Alternatively, you can verify the MD5 signature on the files. A Unix program called md5 or md5sum is included in most Linux and Unix distributions. It is also available as part of GNU Textutils. Windows users can utilize any of the following md5 programs:

Error When Expanding Tarballs

When expanding the binary tarballs you might wind up experiencing the following:

$ tar zxvf /path/to/apache-activemq-5.1.0-bin.tar.gz apache-activemq-5.1.0/bin/run.jar apache-activemq-5.1.0/activemq-all-5.1.0.jar … apache-activemq-5.1.0/webapps/fileserver/WEB-INF/web.xml apache-activemq-5.1.0/webapps/fileserver/WEB-INF/classes/org/apache/activemq/util/FilenameGuardFilter.class apache-activemq-5.1.0/webapps/fileserver/WEB-INF/classes/org/apache/activemq/util/FilenameGuardFilter$GuardedHttpServletRequest.class apache-activemq-5.1.0/webapps/fileserver/WEB-INF/classes/org/apache/activemq/util/RestFilter.class tar: Unexpected EOF in archive tar: A lone zero block at 61740 tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

These errors are a product of an open bug in Maven and are innocuous and won’t affect anything.

Getting the Binaries using Maven 2

To use this release in your maven project, the proper dependency configuration that you should use in your Maven POM is:


Getting the Source Code ———————–

Source Distributions

Description Download Link PGP Signature file of download
Source for Windows
Source for Unix/Linux/Cygwin apache-activemq-5.1.0-src.tar.gz apache-activemq-5.1.0-src.tar.gz.asc

SVN Tag Checkout

svn co


For a more detailed view of new features and bug fixes, see the release notes

JIRA Issues Macro: Data cannot be retrieved due to an unexpected error

Also see the previous ActiveMQ 5.0.0 Release

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