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Spring Cloud Finchley.M3 Released

On behalf of the community, I am pleased to announce that the Milestone 3 (M3) of the Spring Cloud Finchley Release Train is available today. The release can be found in Spring Milestone repository. You can check out the Finchley release notes for more information.

Notable Changes in the Finchley Release Train

A common theme among many of the projects included in the Finchley release train is adding support for WebFlux, WebClient, Micrometer or other integrations within the Spring Reactive theme.

Spring Cloud Sleuth

WebFlux and Reactor are supported again. OAuth support is not included. The spring-cloud-sleuth-zipkin-stream module has been removed.

Spring Cloud Gateway

A new GatewayFilter interface was introduced to reduce any confusion with the existing WebFilter from Spring Framework. Any custom implementations will now need to implement GatewayFilterFactory rather than WebFilterFactory. Also references to WebFilterFactories will need to be replaced with GatewayFilterFactories for the Java DSL.

The Java DSL has changed slightly as well. The uri() method is now the terminating operator rather than and().

What used to be written as:

public RouteLocator wsRouteLocator() {
    return Routes.locator()

would now be written like:

public RouteLocator wsRouteLocator() {
    return Routes.locator()

Support for the gateway is available on

Spring Cloud Netflix

Some packages were refactored to modules, but this shouldn’t affect anyone using the starters.

The detailed /routes actuator is now accessed via /routes/details rather than /routes?format=details.

Eureka was updated to version 1.8.4

Spring Cloud Contract

Support was added for Rest Assured tests with Spring RestDocs.

Spring Cloud Bus

Bus endpoints were remapped from /bus/* to /bus-*. (This might change again with feedback from the community)

Old New
/bus/env /bus-env
/bus/refresh /bus-refresh

Spring Cloud Aws

Spring Cloud AWS is not yet compatible with the Finchley release train.

Spring Cloud Task

A new Task milestone will be included in the next Finchley milestone.

Spring Cloud Vault

Added support for Vault’s database backend.

Spring Cloud Commons

Internals were upgrade to be compatible with Spring Boot 2. Any feedback on RefreshScope or @ConfigurationProperties rebinding would be appreciated.

Deprecated starters removed

A number of starters that did not follow normal Spring Cloud naming conventions were renamed in Edgware. Below is a table of the removed starters and their replacements:

Removed Finchley Starter
spring-cloud-starter-archaius spring-cloud-starter-netflix-archaius
spring-cloud-starter-atlas spring-cloud-starter-netflix-atlas
spring-cloud-starter-eureka spring-cloud-starter-netflix-eureka-client
spring-cloud-starter-eureka-server spring-cloud-starter-netflix-eureka-server
spring-cloud-starter-feign spring-cloud-starter-openfeign
spring-cloud-starter-hystrix spring-cloud-starter-netflix-hystrix
spring-cloud-starter-hystrix-dashboard spring-cloud-starter-netflix-hystrix-dashboard
spring-cloud-starter-ribbon spring-cloud-starter-netflix-ribbon
spring-cloud-starter-spectator spring-cloud-starter-netflix-spectator
spring-cloud-starter-turbine spring-cloud-starter-netflix-turbine
spring-cloud-starter-turbine-stream spring-cloud-starter-netflix-turbine-stream
spring-cloud-starter-zuul spring-cloud-starter-netflix-zuul

Deprecated starters removed

The following modules were updated as part of Finchley.M3:

Module Version
Spring Cloud Dependencies 2.0.0.M4
Spring Cloud Sleuth 2.0.0.M3
Spring Cloud Gateway 2.0.0.M3
Spring Cloud Config 2.0.0.M3
Spring Cloud Cloudfoundry 2.0.0.M1
Spring Cloud Build 2.0.0.M4
Spring Cloud Consul 2.0.0.M2
Spring Cloud Netflix 2.0.0.M3
Spring Cloud Security 2.0.0.M1
Spring Cloud Contract 2.0.0.M3
Spring Cloud Bus 2.0.0.M2
Spring Boot Starter 2.0.0.M5
Spring Cloud Aws 2.0.0.M1
Spring Boot Dependencies 2.0.0.M5
Spring Cloud Stream Elmhurst.M2
Spring Cloud Task 2.0.0.M1
Spring Cloud Vault 2.0.0.M3
Spring Cloud Zookeeper 2.0.0.M2
Spring Boot 2.0.0.M5
Spring Cloud Commons 2.0.0.M3


As always, we welcome feedback on GitHub, on Gitter, on Stack Overflow, or on Twitter.

Getting Started

To get started with Maven with a BOM (dependency management only):

        <name>Spring Milestones</name>

or with Gradle:

buildscript {
    dependencies {
        classpath "io.spring.gradle:dependency-management-plugin:1.0.3.RELEASE"

repositories {
    maven {
        url ''

apply plugin: "io.spring.dependency-management"

dependencyManagement {
    imports {
        mavenBom ''

dependencies {
    compile ''
    compile ''
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