ActiveMQ 5.3.0 Release

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

Apache ActiveMQ 5.3 is primarily a maintenance release which resolves 334 issues.

New Features in 5.3

The new features and enhancements in this release include:

  • New KahaDB persistent storage
  • Camel 2.0.0 along with its web console
  • stomp over SSL and NIO support
  • Improved configuration - default one production oriented and a lot of use case configuration examples (like scalability and throughput)
  • Ability to query broker for statistics from non-Java clients (by sending a message)
  • More broker plugins included to help tracing messages in networks, improving logging, etc.
  • FTP support for blob messages
  • Improved activemq-admin to lookup for local processes if possible
  • … and much more

Getting the Binary Distributions

Description Download Link PGP Signature file of download
Windows Distribution
Unix/Linux/Cygwin Distribution apache-activemq-5.3.0-bin.tar.gz apache-activemq-5.3.0-bin.tar.gz.asc

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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:

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 activemq-parent-5.3.0-source-release.tar.gz activemq-parent-5.3.0-source-release.tar.gz.asc

SVN Tag Checkout

svn co


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

Also see the previous ActiveMQ 5.2.0 Release

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