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Spring Framework 3.2.x EOL on Dec 31, 2016

Dear Spring community,

The Spring team hereby announces that the Spring Framework 3.2.x line will reach End-Of-Life status at the end of 2016 (along with Apache Tomcat 6.x). We keep publishing occasional 3.2.x maintenance releases up until that point and will then end the branch.

Please prepare for upgrading to Spring Framework 4.x in time. The current Spring Framework 4 generation will remain in active maintenance until 2019, based on the upcoming 4.3 feature release next year - similar to the extended life that 3.2.x is in at the moment.

FYI, we expect Spring Framework 5.0 to be generally available by Q4 2016, requiring JDK 8+.
If you need to stay on JDK 6 or 7, Spring Framework 4.x is the end of your upgrade path there.

All the best for your upgrade planning,


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