Spring Framework 4.2 goes RC1

Dear Spring community,

It’s my pleasure to announce that Spring Framework 4.2 RC1 is now available from our milestone repository. This is a feature release in the 4.x line with a focus on core refinements and modern web capabilities:

  • Annotation detection on Java 8 default methods (e.g. @Bean)
  • Annotation-based application events (@EventListener)
  • First-class support for annotation attribute aliases
  • Full nested path processing for direct field binding
  • Data binding and conversion for JSR-354 Money & Currency
  • Integration with Hibernate ORM 5.0 (natively and via JPA)
  • Rich support for CORS and declarative HTTP caching
  • First-class support for HTTP Streaming and Server-Sent Events
  • Listenable/CompletableFuture as message handler return value
  • A STOMP client for use over TCP and WebSocket channels
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