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I'm pleased to announce that Spring Framework 3.0 M1 is finally available for download!
This release features several major changes, including a start of the major 3.0 themes such as EL and REST support:
as well as various minor enhancements.
Note that Spring Framework 3.0 requires Java 5 or above and J2EE 1.4 or above. We are building on Java 6 and Java EE 5 as the primary platform levels - but rest assured, we will retain compatibility with Java 5 enabled J2EE 1.4 servers such as WebLogic 9 and WebSphere 6.1.
We also removed/deprecated several classes that became outdated. More information about deprecations and the corresponding migration paths will be available in the 3.0 M2/M3 timeframe.
As a change from previous releases which were hosted in CVS at SourceForge, Spring Framework 3.0 is being developed in our new Subversion repository which can be found at: https://src.springframework.org/svn/spring-framework/
Feel free to track the ongoing work as we move closer to Spring Framework 3.0 final... and let us know whether you like what you're seeing :-)