Hibernate, Jackson, Jetty etc support in Spring 4.2

Spring is well-known to actively support the latest versions of common open source projects out there, e.g. Hibernate and Jackson but also common server engines such as Tomcat and Jetty. We usually do this in a backwards-compatible fashion, supporting older versions at the same time - either through reflective adaptation or through separate support packages. This allows for applications to selectively decide about upgrades, e.g. upgrading to the latest Spring and Jackson versions while preserving an existing Hibernate 3 investment.

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Spring Data Fowler SR 1 released

Hot on the heels of the final service updates for the release trains Dijkstra and Evans, the first service release for the Spring Data release train Fowler has just been shipped to repo.spring.io and Maven Central. The Fowler SR1 maintenance release includes a total of 119 issues solved and is a recommended upgrade for all users.

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Final Spring Data Service Releases Evans SR3 and Dijkstra SR6 released

On behalf of the Spring Data team I’d like to announce the availability of the final service release of the Spring Data release trains Evans and Dijkstra. Evans SR3 ships 114 tickets fixed, Dijkstra SR6 has 56 bugs squashed.

Dijkstra is the last release train compatible with Spring 3.2 and picks up the latest service release of that as well. Evans has been superseded by Fowler (currently in use in Spring Boot 1.2) which saw a first service release today as well. The service releases are basically considered a conclusion of the branches and upgrading to Fowler is recommended to all users.

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