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Dear Spring community,
I'm pleased to announce that the first Spring Framework 3.2 release candidate is now available.
This generation of the core framework is a straightforward next step after last year's Spring Framework 3.1, continuing several well-established themes. Key features in Spring Framework 3.2 include:
We are working towards the 3.2 GA release now, with a further release candidate - based on community feedback as well as remaining refinements on our side - coming in late November. We've received many pull requests in the course of the milestone phase already, so keep them coming on the way to GA (and beyond)!
P.S.: Due to ongoing delays in Java EE 7 land (it's scheduled for Q2 2013 now), we've decided to move forward with our core 3.2 features first, dealing with EE 7 spec updates in the Spring Framework 3.3 generation. In particular, expect full JCache, JPA 2.1, Bean Validation 1.1 and JMS 2.0 support in a timely Spring Framework 3.3 milestone next year.