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Spring Cloud Stream Elmhurst.RC1 /2.0.0.RC1 Release Announcement

After a long and exciting journey we are pleased to announce the first Release Candidate of the Spring Cloud Stream Elmhurst release train - Elmhurst.RC1/2.0.0.RC1.

Spring Cloud Stream Elmhurst 2.0.0.RC1 is available for use in the Spring Milestone repository. The release notes include relevant information about version compatibility with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Spring AMQP, and Spring for Apache Kafka.

Given that this is a Release Candidate the following section provides a brief summary of features and improvements not just included in this release but for 2.0 in general, with details to follow in a form of upcoming blogs and documentation updates in preparation for 2.0.0.RELEASE.


Spring for Apache Kafka 2.1.3, Spring Integration Kafka 3.0.2 are Available

I am pleased to announce that Spring for Apache Kafka 2.1.3.RELEASE is available.

In addition, the Spring Integration extension spring-integration-kafka 3.0.2.RELEASE is also available.

While these are point releases in the 2.1.x (and 3.0.x) lines; they introduce some important new features:

Spring for Apache Kafka

  • Request/Reply messaging with the ReplyingKafkaTemplate

  • pause/resume on listener containers

  • default @KafkaHandler method for multi-method @KafkaListener

  • ChainedKafkaTransactionManager to improve transaction synchronization scenarios


Spring Integration 5.0.2 Available

On behalf of the Spring Integration team I am pleased to announce that the 5.0.2.RELEASE maintenance version for the Spring Integration is available.

It can be downloaded from Maven Central, JCenter, and our release repository:

compile "org.springframework.integration:spring-integration-core:5.0.2.RELEASE"

As usual I would like to thank all community members for their ongoing active contributions to the framework!

Along with upgrades to the latest Spring Framework 5.0.4 and Reactor Bismuth-SR6 versions, this Spring Integration support version provides a number of bug fixes, especially for the @ServiceActivator with a collection method argument and LockRegistryLeaderInitiator. So, everybody is encouraged to upgrade.


Spring Boot 2.0.0 RC2 available now

On behalf of the team, it is my great pleasure to announce that Spring Boot 2.0.0.RC2 has been released and is now available from our milestone repository.

This release closes 180 issues and pull requests. It is our second, and hopefully final, release candidate. All being well, 2.0.0 will be released next week. Thank you to everyone who tried RC1 and provided us with valuable feedback.

We’ve refined a number of items from RC1, including significant improvements to our Micrometer integration and numerous dependency upgrades. For a complete list of changes and upgrade instructions, please see the Spring Boot 2.0.0.RC2 Release Notes on the wiki.


Spring Vault 2.0 GA released

On behalf of the community, I’m pleased to announce the general availability of Spring Vault 2.0. Since the first efforts for Spring Vault 2.0, it has been a 10 months ride until we reached this GA release. These are the most significant changes in Spring Vault 2.0:

  • Upgrade to Java 8 and Spring Framework 5.
  • Reactive Support.
  • Improved null-safety by providing JSR-305 annotated API.
  • Vault repository support through Spring Data KeyValue repositories.
  • Kubernetes, AWS ECS/IAM authentication.
  • RoleId/SecretId unwrapping for AppId authentication.
  • Spring Security integration with VaultBytesEncryptor and VaultRandomBytesKeyGenerator.

Spring Data Kay SR4 released

On behalf of the Spring Data team, I’m pleased to announce the fourth service release of the Kay release train in prospect of Spring Boot 2.0 RC2.

This service release ships on top of the just-released Spring Framework 5.0.4 and Project Reactor 3.1.4, and provides the answer to persistence the code and everything. Kay SR4 will be picked up by Spring Boot 2.0 RC2 for your convenience and is a recommended upgrade to users of the Kay release train.

You can find all details within the linked changelogs.


This Week in Spring - February 20th, 2018

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! This week I’m speaking at the San Diego JUG with Mario Gray on testing with Spring. Then I’m off to the IBM Index conference here in San Francisco where I’ll be talking about building reactive microservices, and then it’s off to Devnexus in Atlanta, GA, where I’ll be talking about Kotlin and testing. I hope you’ll join me and say hi if you’re nearby.


Spring Cloud Task 2.0.0.M3 is now available

We are pleased to announce that Spring Cloud Task 2.0.0.M3 is now available on Github and the Pivotal download repository. Many thanks to all of those who contributed to this release.

What’s new?

This release includes upgrades to existing dependencies as well as some exciting new features for users of Spring Cloud Task. From a dependencies perspective, Spring Cloud Task 2.0.0.M3 has been upgraded to use the Spring Boot 2.0.0.RC1 stack as well as Spring Cloud’s Finchley M6 dependencies.

Beyond just a dependency upgrade, there are a number of new features within Spring Cloud Task 2.0.0.M3. Let’s take a look.