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VMforce Provides Spring Cloud Platform

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Spring Web Flow 2.0.9 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce that Spring Web Flow 2.0.9 is now available. Download | Reference Documentation | Change Log

This release includes a number of minor bug fixes, as well as an update to the version of Dojo that addresses a Dojo security vulnerability.

In addition to 2.0.x maintenance, the Web Flow project team is currently working on a 2.1 release that provides a current generation version of Web Flow that builds on Spring 3. At the same time, work is continuing towards the first 3.0 milestone for the next generation Web Flow. Watch for future announcements in these areas soon.

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SpringSource Hops On Cloud Messaging with RabbitMQ

I am delighted to announce that the SpringSource division of VMware has acquired Rabbit Technologies Ltd., the company behind the popular open source cloud messaging technology RabbitMQ. This acquisition will enhance our middleware portfolio and accelerate our cloud initiatives.

Messaging Evolution in the Cloud


RabbitMQ is well suited for the cloud for three main reasons:


  • Open: RabbitMQ is open source, has an open and active community, and is based on open standards. Openness will be a critical factor for successful cloud platforms because moving to the cloud loses a lot of its appeal if it turns out to be just another version of vendor lock-in.

  • Flexible Scalability: RabbitMQ is capable of scaling in multiple different ways, not just technical horizontal scaling but also federated messaging that spans cross service scaling all the way up to geographically diverse scaling.

  • Protocol based: RabbitMQ is a protocol based, rather than API based, messaging system. This means that messaging clients are not tied to vendor installed libraries which increases portability for applications and allows for client messaging from a wide variety of different platforms. This approach also allows RabbitMQ to support multiple protocols which increases its utility in heterogeneous environments like the cloud.

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Uploading Job Configurations to Spring Batch Admin

An interesting problem that has no universal good solution is: how do I change the configuration of a running Spring application? Spring Batch Admin 1.0.0.M3 was released recently, and it has a configuration upload feature that solves this problem in a particular way. Someone asked for this feature at the recent S2GForum in Munich (if you missed that sign up for events in London and Amsterdam in May), and I was happy to tell him that it already existed, so maybe it deserves a bit more air time…

Screenshots of the Basic Use Case

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Spring Framework 3.0.2 released

I’m pleased to announce that Spring Framework 3.0.2 is available now, including more than 100 fixes for user-reported issues. Get it from our download page.

Spring 3.0.2 catches up with recent third-party releases such as Hibernate 3.5 final, OpenJPA 2.0 beta 3, Hessian 4.0.3, and JasperReports 3.7. In addition, this release introduces web support refinements (e.g. the new HttpEntity class) and fixes a couple of regressions.

We recommend upgrading to Spring 3.0.2 from all previous Spring 3.0 releases - for both development and production use. If you are currently using Spring 2.5, the 3.0.2 release is the recommended entry point into the world of Spring 3 now. Enjoy!

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SpringSource dm Server 2.0.1 Released

SpringSource dm Server 2.0.1 is released today.

The release fixes a few minor bugs and one security issue. The Admin Console’s version of dojo is upgraded from 1.3.2 to 1.3.3 to prevent an open redirect attack.

The release also includes the final Reference Implementation of the OSGi Web Container. The OSGi Web Container specification was recently released by the OSGi Alliance as part of the OSGi 4.2 Enterprise Specification.

No further releases of dm Server are planned as the project is being donated to the Eclipse Foundation as Virgo. We aim to ship a baseline release of Virgo in due course which will be functionally equivalent to dm Server 2.0. SpringSource will offer commercial support for Virgo.

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