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Spring Framework 2.0 M1 released

The beginning of the next season of Spring is here:  Spring Framework 2.0 M1 has been released.

Download it here.

Important new features include:

  • Simplified, extensible XML configuration
  • Powerful new Spring AOP features and AspectJ 5 integration
  • Asynchronous JMS facilities enabling message-driven POJOs
  • Spring Portlet MVC, a MVC framework for JSR-168 Portlets
  • … and much, much more

Spring 2.0 remains 100% backwards compatible with Spring 1.2 and continues to run on Java 1.3 and greater.

A word on the new configuration enhancements: Spring 2.0 uses XML Schema to support the definition of tailored application configuration schemas.  The M1 release ships convenient XML tags that greatly simplify the definition of declarative transactions, JNDI lookups, custom aspects, and common utility services such as loading properties files.

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Spring Framework 1.2.6 Released

We’re pleased to announce that Spring 1.2.6 has just been released. This is a bugfix and minor enhancement release, fixing a number of issues found in previous 1.2.x releases and introducing various minor new features.

As always, for a full list of enhancements and fixes, please see the changelog.

For anybody accessing CVS, note that CVS HEAD is now finally dedicated to Spring 2.0 development. A maintenance branch "mbranch-1-2" has been created for any future work in the 1.2.x line.

During the course of this week, we will move already prepared 2.0 features from the sandbox over to the main sources. Starting with this, the nightly snapshots will be 1.3 RC1 previews, already containing 1.3 features.

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Spring Framework 1.2.5 Released

We’re pleased to announce that Spring 1.2.5 has just been released. This is a bugfix and minor enhancement release, fixing a number of issues found in previous 1.2.x releases and introducing various minor new features.

As always, for a full list of enhancements and fixes, please see the changelog.

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Spring Framework 1.2.4 Released

We’re pleased to announce that Spring 1.2.4 has just been released. This is a bugfix and minor enhancement release, fixing a number of issues found in previous 1.2.x releases and introducing various minor new features.

All Spring 1.2.x users are encouraged to upgrade to Spring 1.2.4. Watch out for a Spring 1.3 release candidate, including Portlet support, and the first Web Flow release candidate in late September!

As always, for a full list of enhancements and fixes, please see the changelog.

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Spring IDE 1.2.3 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that Spring IDE 1.2.3 has been released.
Version 1.2.3 is a bugfix release with one enhancement. For a complete list of bugfixes and enhancements included visit http://springide.org/project/milestone/Release%201.2.3

Changes:

  • Spring libraries are updated to version 1.2.3
  • a preview version of the BeansXmlEditor is included (to use this editor some requirements have to be fulfilled)

More details are available from the project’s site http://springide.org/

This release is available from the project’s Eclipse update site http://springide.org/updatesite/

For bug reports tickets can be opened via http://springide.org/project/newticket

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Spring Framework Training Summary (August)

(updated 2005-8-19 with missing date for Washington training). 

Interface21 is pleased to offer a number of Spring Framework training events in the upcoming period, taught by the same people who built Spring.

For full details, please visit the main training information page.

Here is a summary of the upcoming courses and venues:

  • Core Spring: Sep. 6th-9th, London, UK
  • Core Spring: Sep. 13th-16th, New York City, USA (early bird date is Aug. 19th!)
  • Core Spring: Sep. 27th-30th, San Jose, CA, USA (early bird date is Sep. 9th!)
  • Core Spring: Oct. 11th-14th, Washington, DC (early bird date is Sep. 16th!)
  • Spring JDBC Development with Oracle: Oct. 11th-12th, New York City, USA
  • Introduction to Spring: Nov. 7th-9th, Amsterdam, NL (early bird date is Oct. 7th!)
  • Core Spring: Nov. 22nd-25th, Amsterdam, NL (early bird date is Oct. 28th!)
  • Introduction to Spring: Nov. 30th - Dec. 2nd, Amsterdam, NL (early bird date is Oct. 28th!)
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Spring Framework 1.2.3 Released

We’re pleased to announce that Spring 1.2.3 has just been released.
This is a bugfix and minor enhancement release, fixing a number of
issues related to the application context startup sequence and
introducing various minor new features.



All Spring 1.2.2 users are encouraged to upgrade to Spring 1.2.3, in
particular if using factory methods and/or auto-proxy creation (as used
by the transaction annotation support). Full backwards compatibility
with Spring 1.2.1 should be restored in that area.

As always, for a full list of enhancements and fixes, please see the changelog.

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Spring IDE 1.2.2 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that Spring IDE 1.2.2 has been released.
Version 1.2.2 is a bugfix release with one enhancement. For a complete list of bugfixes and enhancements included visit http://springide.org/project/milestone/Release%201.2.2

Changes:

  • BeansView now preserves it’s state while the BeansCoreModel is re-created (due to modified beans config file) 

 

More details are available from the project’s site http://springide.org/

This release is available from the project’s Eclipse update site http://springide.org/updatesite/

For bug reports tickets can be opened via http://springide.org/project/newticket

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Spring IDE WebFlow Editor Preview 2 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that Spring IDE WebFlow Support Preview Release 2 has been released. 


PR2 is a bugfix release with a few enhancements. For a complete list of bugfixes and enhancements included visit http://springide.org/project/report/9.




Changes:

  • Full support for Spring WebFlow PR3 features

  • WebFlowValidator as extension to Spring IDE core’s builder extension point

  • Polished the graphical editor interface

  • Added support for Xml comments

  • Several bugfixes and enhancements


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