Dear Spring community,
It is my pleasure to announce that, after more than a year of milestones and RCs and almost two years of development overall, Spring Framework 5.0 is finally generally available as 5.0.0.RELEASE from repo.spring.io and Maven Central!
This brand-new generation of the framework is ready for 2018 and beyond: with support for JDK 9 and the Java EE 8 API level (e.g. Servlet 4.0), as well as comprehensive integration with Reactor 3.1, JUnit 5, and the Kotlin language. On top of that all, Spring Framework 5 comes with many functional API variants and introduces a dedicated reactive web framework called Spring WebFlux, next to a revised version of our Servlet-based web framework Spring MVC.