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Phil Webb

Phil Webb

Spring Framework commiter

San Francisco

Phil Webb is a Spring Framework developer and co-creator of the Spring Boot project. Prior to joining Pivotal and relocating to California, Phil worked for a number of UK technology companies.
Blog Posts by Phil Webb

Spring Boot 1.5.12 available now

CVE-2018-1270 reported last week was unfortunately not fully addressed in the 4.3.x branch of the Spring Framework. Spring Framework 4.3.16 has been released today, so we’ve decided to also release Spring Boot 1.5.12 to help people upgrade easily.

This release includes just 3 fixed issues, but should be considered a priority upgrade for all existing Spring Boot 1.5 users.

Spring Boot 2.0 users are not affected and should use the existing 2.0.1 release.

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Property Binding in Spring Boot 2.0

Since the first release of Spring Boot, it has been possible to bind properties to classes by using the @ConfigurationProperties annotation. It has also been possible to specify property names in different forms. For example, person.first-name, person.firstName and PERSON_FIRSTNAME can all be used interchangeably. We call this feature “relaxed binding”.

Unfortunately, in Spring Boot 1.x, “relaxed binding” turned out to be a little bit too relaxed. It was quite hard to define exactly what the binding rules were and when specific formats could be used. We also started to get reports of issues that were very hard to fix with our 1.x implementation. For example, in Spring Boot 1.x it is not possible to bind items to a java.util.Set.

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Spring Boot 2.0 goes GA

On behalf of the team, it is my very great pleasure to announce that Spring Boot 2.0 is now generally available as 2.0.0.RELEASE from repo.spring.io and Maven Central!

This release is the culmination of 17 months work and over 6800 commits by 215 different individuals. A massive thank you to everyone that has contributed, and to all the early adopters that have been providing vital feedback on the milestones.

This is the first major revision of Spring Boot since 1.0 was released almost 4 years ago. It’s also the first GA version of Spring Boot that provides support for Spring Framework 5.0.

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Spring Boot 2.0.0 RC1 available now

On behalf of the team, it is my great pleasure to announce that Spring Boot 2.0.0.RC1 has been released and is now available from our milestone repository.

This release closes a massive 313 issues and pull requests, and is our first release candidate. At this point we’re not anticipating that any major API changes or new features will be added before our final 2.0 GA release.

We’ve refined a number of items from previous milestone, and provide a number of notable new features including:

  • A module to help with legacy property migration
  • HTTP/2 support for Jetty (to go along with the Tomcat and Undertow that was added in M7)
  • Greatly enhanced GSON support (thanks to an external contribution)
  • Improved actuator JSON structures
  • Helpful security matchers for both Servlet and Reactive deployements
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Spring Boot 1.5.10 available now

Spring Boot 1.5.10 has been released and is is now available from repo.spring.io and Maven Central.

This release includes an important fix for security vulnerability CVE-2018-1196, which can affect anyone using Spring Boot’s systemd and init.d service support. It also provides the latest version of Spring Security which fixed CVE-2018-1199.

In addition the security fix, Spring Boot 1.5.10 includes over 55 fixes, improvements and dependency updates. Thanks to all that have contributed with issue reports and pull requests.

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Spring Boot 2.0.0 M7 available now

On behalf of the team, it is my pleasure to announce that Spring Boot 2.0.0.M7 has been released and is now available from our milestone repository. This release closes 165 issues and pull requests and continues our progress towards 2.0 GA. Thanks to everyone that has contributed!

This release refines a number of items from previous milestones, and provides a number of notable new features:

  • Condition evaluation report deltas on Devtools triggered restart
  • A new scheduled tasks actuator endpoint
  • Support for Duration types in configuration properties (e.g. 5ms, 1s, 10m)
  • Reactive Couchbase support
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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 Boot 1.4.3 Available Now

It is my pleasure to announce that Spring Boot 1.4.3 has been released and is available now from repo.spring.io and Maven Central.

Spring Boot 1.4.3 includes over 70 fixes, improvements and 3rd party dependency updates! Thanks to all that have contributed!

If you’re interested in helping out, check out the “ideal for contribution” tag in the issue repository. If you have general questions, please ask at stackoverflow.com using the spring-boot tag.

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Spring Boot 1.4 released

One behalf of the Spring Boot team, and everyone that has contributed, I am pleased to announce that Spring Boot 1.4.0 has been released and is available now from repo.spring.io, Maven Central and Bintray. This release adds a significant number of new features and improvements and builds on the latest release of the Spring Framework. For full upgrade instructions and “new and noteworthy” features please see the release notes.

Here are some of the highlights of v1.4:

Startup failure message

Spring Boot will now perform analysis of common startup failures and provide useful diagnostic information rather than simply logging a stack trace. For example, if you have a port clash, you’ll now see the following message:

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Spring Boot 1.4.0.M3 Available Now

Spring Boot v1.4.0.M3 is available now from the Spring milestone repository. This release closes over 150 issues and introduces a number of new features.

Highlights include:

  • Lots of bug fixes and improvements over M2 (thanks to everyone for trying the milestones).
  • Convention based error pages (want a custom 404, just add src/main/resources/public/error/404.html).
  • Improved ErrorPage registration support.
  • Support for pluggable OAuth2 Principal extraction.

For a complete list of changes, and upgrade instructions, see the Spring Boot 1.4 Release Notes on the WIKI and the updated reference documentation.

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