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Spring Boot 2.0.0 M5 available now

Spring Boot 2.0.0 M5 has been released and is now available from our milestone repository. This release closes 168 issues and pull requests and continues our progress towards 2.0 GA. Thanks to everyone that has contributed!

This milestone refines a number of items from M4, and provides a number of notable new features:

  • Initial support for Java 9 - We’ll continue to refine Java 9 support, but this release should work for basic applications. Check out this wiki page for more details.
  • OAuth 2.0 Client support from Spring Security - Spring Security is starting to ship more OAuth 2.0 features. This release of Spring Boot provides auto-configuration for Spring Security’s OAauth 2.0 client support.
  • JSON-B Support - We now offer support for JSON-B alongside our existing Jackson and Gson integrations. We continue to recommend Jackson as our default choice.
  • Session Actuator endpoint - Users of Spring Session can now view and expire sessions directly from the actuator.
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Spring Data Ingalls SR8 released

On behalf of the Spring Data team I’d like to announce the eighth service release of the release train Ingalls. The release ships on top of the just released Spring Framework 4.3.12 and in preparation of the upcoming Spring Boot 1.5.8 released.

The release ships 42 (yay!) tickets fixed and is a recommended upgrade to all users of the Ingalls release train.

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Spring Security 5.0.0 M5 Released

On behalf of the community, I’m pleased to announce the release of Spring Security 5.0.0 M5. This release includes bug fixes & new features. The primary focus is being based off of Spring Framework 5.0.0.RELEASE, Reactor Bismuth-RELEASE, and Spring Data Kay-RELEASE.

This release also lays the foundation for Reactive and OAuth2 auto configuration in Spring Boot 2.0.0.M5

You can find complete details in the changelog.

Get Involved!

If you have feedback on this release, I encourage you to reach out via StackOverflow, GitHub Issues, or via the comments section. You can also ping me @rob_winch or Joe @joe_grandja on Twitter.

Of course the best feedback comes in the form of contributions.

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Spring Vault 1.1.0 GA and 2.0.0 M3 available

On behalf of the community, I’m pleased to announce the general availability of Spring Vault 1.1.0 and the third milestone of Spring Vault 2.0, available from Maven Cental respective the milestone repository.

Highlights of Spring Vault 1.1 GA release are:

  • Pull-mode support for AppRole authentication.

  • Vault login using via AWS IAM.

  • Support of batch transit operations.

  • Rotation of generic secrets based on their lease duration.

  • Introduction of VaultEndpointProvider to configure endpoints dynamically.

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Spring AMQP 2.0.0 RELEASE Available

I am pleased to announce that the 2.0.0.RELEASE of Spring AMQP is now available in the Spring release repository and Maven Central.

First of all thanks to all community members for any feedback and contributions to make this new instalment of Spring for AMQP and RabbitMQ support project!

Some highlights what we have after a year and a couple months of amazing team work:

  • Full Java 8 and Spring Framework 5.0 support;

  • New spring-rabbit-junit artifact with some useful testing utilities including BrokerRunning JUnit @Rule;

  • The amqp-client library of version 5.0;

  • A DirectMessageListenerContainer to allow to consume messages directly on the client thread instead of queue-based logic in the SimpleMessageListenerContainer;

  • A ConnectionNameStrategy option for the ConnectionFactory to name target Broker connections for possible diagnostics;

  • new RabbitOperations.invoke() for batch of template operation on the dedicated, thread-bound channel;

  • Encoder support for the Logback AmqpAppender;

  • Removed deprecated API since previous version;

  • And, of course, a ton of bug fixes!

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Spring Cloud Dalston SR4 Is Now Available

On behalf of the community, I am pleased to announce that Service Release 4 (SR4) of the Spring Cloud Dalston Release Train is available today. The release can be found in the Maven Central repository. You can check out the Dalston release notes for more information.

The following modules were updated as part of Dalston.SR4:

Module Version
Spring Cloud Contract 1.1.4.RELEASE
Spring Cloud Config 1.3.3.RELEASE
Spring Cloud Commons 1.2.4.RELEASE
Spring Cloud Netflix 1.3.5.RELEASE
Spring Cloud Sleuth 1.2.5.RELEASE
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Spring For Apache Kafka 2.0 GA Available

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the 2.0.0.RELEASE of the Spring for Apache Kafka 2.0 version.

As mentioned in the 2.0 RC1 announcement, the 1.3 GA is also available supporting the Kafka 0.11.x.x client with Spring Framework 4.3.x applications.

They are available for download from the Release Repository and Maven Central:

repositories {
    maven { url 'http://repo.spring.io/release' }
}
compile "org.springframework.kafka:spring-kafka:2.0.0.RELEASE"

That was 6 months journey to bring a Java 8 and Spring Framework 5 vision for Spring for Apache Kafka project and here is what we have so far overall:

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Reactor Bismuth is out

It is my great pleasure to announce the GA release of Reactor Bismuth, which notably encompasses reactor-core 3.1.0.RELEASE and reactor-netty 0.7.0.RELEASE 🎉

With the release of Spring Framework 5.0 now just happening, you can imagine this is a giant step for Project Reactor :)

bismuth crystal
Like the bismuth crystal this release is intricate

 
The release contains a lot of changes and API polishing. For reactor-core you can find the exhaustive list in the release notes.

Important
There is a known (minor) issue with the reactor-core and reactor-test sources jars: They contain duplicate java source entries. See issue #887 for more details.
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Spring Framework 5.0 goes GA

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.

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