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Spring Framework 2.1 M4 Released

Dear Spring Community,

I’m pleased to announce that Spring Framework 2.1 M4 has been released! This milestone release introduces:

  • ‘qualifier’ annotation support for choosing a specific @Autowired match;
  • our next-generation Spring TestContext Framework with support for JUnit4;
  • SimpleJdbcCall operation object for stored procedure calls;
  • support for autowiring of scripted objects (Groovy, JRuby, BeanShell);
  • support for Tiles2 views in Spring Web MVC.

Spring 2.1 M1 Released

 

Which leads me to some further exciting news…

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First Milestone of the Next Generation Version of Spring Web Flow Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that the first milestone of the next generation version of Spring Web Flow is now available.  Spring Web Flow 2.0 M1 introduces several major new features, including support for flow-managed persistence contexts, improved support for Java Server Faces, full unified expression language (EL) support, and a more comprehensive sample web application.

 

Spring Web Flow 2.0 is a next generation framework for developing Java web application controllers.  The framework offers a unified runtime for executing stateless and stateful client interactions across a variety of environments.

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Spring Web Services 1.0 Released

After two years of development, we are pleased to announce that Spring Web Services 1.0 is now available.

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Spring Web Services is a product of the Spring community focused on the creation of document-driven, contract-first web services. The key features of Spring Web Services include…

  • Making the best practice the easy practice: Spring Web Services makes enforcing best practices easier. This includes practices such as the WS-I basic profile, Contract-First development, and having a loose coupling between contract and implementation.
  • Powerful mappings: You can route an incoming XML request to any handler depending on message payload, SOAP Action header, or XPath expression.
  • XML API support: Incoming XML messages can be handled in standard JAXP APIs such as DOM, SAX, and StAX, but also JDOM, dom4j, XOM, or even marshalling technologies.
  • Flexible XML Marshalling: The Object/XML Mapping module in the Spring Web Services distribution supports JAXB 1 and 2, Castor, XMLBeans, JiBX, and XStream.  Because it is a separate module, you can use it in other environments as well.
  • Reuse of your Spring expertise: Spring-WS uses Spring application contexts for all configuration, which gets you up-and-running quickly. Also, the architecture of Spring-WS resembles that of Spring-MVC.
  • Support for WS-Security: WS-Security allows you to sign SOAP messages, encrypt and decrypt them, or authenticate against them. And it integrates with Spring Security!
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Spring Framework 2.1 M3 Released

Dear Spring Community,

I’m pleased to announce that Spring 2.1 M3 has been released!

This is the third milestone release in the Spring 2.1 series, introducing autowiring for collections, the "bean(name)" pointcut element, various JDBC enhancements, JRuby 1.0 support and many refinements all over the framework.

Spring 2.1 M1 Released

 

Please see the changelog and JIRA roadmap for more details on the new features introduced in this release.

FYI, we have also released 2.0.7 snapshots, containing backported fixes from 2.1 M3. Please give a recent snapshot a try as a drop-in replacement for 2.0.5/2.0.6! The official 2.0.7 release is scheduled for August 15th. 

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Spring IDE 2.0 is Final

After fixing approximately 250 bugs and working uncountable hours on adding support for Spring 2.0, Spring Web Flow, Spring AOP and Spring JavaConfig, we are proud to announce the immediate availability of Spring IDE 2.0.

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The release is available from our release update site. Spring IDE 2.0 is licensed under the terms of the Eclipse Public License - v1.0.

New Features

Spring IDE 2.0 contains lots of new features and a bunch of bug fixes. A list of all closed tickets is available in our ticketing system. For those of you that are not familiar with recent development of Spring IDE here is a short list of features included:

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Spring Framework 2.0.6 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that Spring 2.0.6 has been released.  Spring 2.0.6 is a bugfix and enhancement release in the Spring 2.0 series, addressing all issues reported since 2.0.5 and backporting various refinements from 2.1 M2 (e.g. compatibility with JRuby 1.0).

Spring 2.0 Released

 

Please see the changelog and JIRA roadmap for all the details of the issues addressed in this release.

Juergen Hoeller
Lead, Spring Framework Development
Interface21 - http://www.interface21.com

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Spring IDE 2.0 RC2 released

We are proud to announce that the last release candidate of Spring IDE 2.0 has been released. Read the announcement on the Spring IDE blog.

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The release candidate is available immediately from our developer update site at http://springide.org/updatesite_dev. Please take some time for testing and provide feedback on any errors, bugs or problems you might find. Many thanks to all that already provided feedback and bug reports. The feedback is really valuable for us.

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Spring Web Services 1.0 RC2 released

We are pleased to announce that Spring Web Services 1.0 RC2 has been released.

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This is the second release candidate of Spring-WS, a product of the Spring community focused on creating document-driven Web services. This release contains fixes for bugs discovered since the RC1 release along with minor improvements.  In addition, the "Airline" sample application has been enhanced to use Java 5 features including the new @Endpoint programming model, JPA support, @Transactional, and more.

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Spring IDE 2.0 RC1 released

We are proud to announce that the first release candidate of Spring IDE 2.0 has been released. Read the announcement on the Spring IDE blog.

Spring IDE 2.0 contains lots of new features and a bunch of bug fixes. Most noteably we have added comprehensive support for Spring 2.0 namespace-based configurations, Spring AOP including @AspectJ-style aspects, Spring Web Flow and Spring JavaConfig.

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The release candidate is available immediately from our developer update site at http://springide.org/updatesite_dev. Please take some time for testing and provide feedback on any errors, bugs or problems you might find. Many thanks to all that already provided feedback and bug reports. The feedback is really valuable for us.

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Spring Framework 2.1 M2 Released

Dear Spring Community,

I’m pleased to announce that Spring 2.1 M2 has been released!

This is the second milestone release in the Spring 2.1 series, introducing refinements in the annotation config support as well as support for AspectJ load-time weaving and various further new features.

This release also introduces a revised structure for Spring’s module jars, now prepared for OSGi. Note that Hibernate 2.1 support has been dropped: Spring generally requires Hibernate 3.1 or higher now. 

Spring 2.1 M1 Released

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