The 2.0 release of commons dbcp brought a big performance improvement. However, it had an annoying bug that made it impossible to use an XA enabled datasource. Now 2.0.1 is released and the blocker bug is solved.
A new version of Everit Commons DBCP Component has just been released, too. The only change in this version is that it points to the 2.0.1 version of commons-dbcp as a dependency.