Dear Spring Community,
We are pleased to announce the first milestone release of Spring Social 1.1.0!
Spring Social is an extension of the Spring Framework that enables you to connect your Java applications to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers such as Facebook and Twitter.
Along with Spring Social 1.1.0, we are also releasing milestones for Spring Social Facebook 1.1.0 and Spring Social Twitter 1.1.0.
These 1.1.0.M1 releases include the following:
- Easier XML and Java configuration.
- Tighter adherence to the latest OAuth 2 specification drafts, including HTTP Basic client authentication and support for Resource Owner Credentials Grant and Client Credentials Grant.
- Updates to both the Facebook and Twitter API bindings, including binding to version 1.1 of Twitter's API.
- Support for OpenGraph operations in the Facebook API binding.
- Support for Facebook Query Language (FQL).
In addition, several smaller enhancements and bug fixes were applied.
As always, the Spring Social community has been awesome at providing feedback and contributing pull requests to make this release possible. A special thanks to Jeremy Appel for contributing a rather large pull request to bring the Spring Social Twitter API binding in line with version 1.1 of Twitter's API.
These milestone releases mark the first step toward Spring Social 1.1.0. We plan to increase momentum on these milestone releases up to the 1.1.0 GA release, so expect another milestone release in the next few weeks. If you'd like to follow along or contribute, we encourage you to participate in the Spring Social Forum, report bugs or suggest enhancements, or to fork the code and contribute back via pull requests.