Dear Spring community,
It is my pleasure to announce that Spring Framework 4.2.4 and 4.1.9 are available from repo.spring.io and Maven Central!
4.2.4 addresses a few regressions in the 4.2.x line and includes many fixes and enhancements, with no immediate issues remaining. 4.2.4 is a recommended upgrade for all 4.x users now. Please note that the 4.2.x line moves into maintenance mode at this point, with a low-volume 4.2.5 maintenance release scheduled for mid February.
4.1.9 is designed as the last release in the 4.1.x line, backporting applicable bug fixes as well as selected recent enhancements from 4.2.3 / 4.2.4. Note that this is the ultimate 4.1.x release: Your next upgrade step beyond 4.1.9 is the above-mentioned 4.2.5 in February, even for compatibility issues and security vulnerabilities.