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Spring Integration 5.0 Milestone 5 Available

On behalf of the Spring Integration team I am pleased to announce that the fifth milestone for the Spring Integration 5.0 release (5.0.0.M5) is now available.

21 JIRAs (and some GitHub issues) made into this release, including bug fixes and a number of new features. Some highlights of features in M4 and M5, since the previously announced Milestone 3:

  • The Splitter now can deal with the Java Stream and Reactor Flux payloads. If the output channel is a ReactiveStreamsSubscribableChannel, splitting supports back-pressure.

  • A ErrorMessagePublisher together with the ErrorMessageStrategy have been introduced to pursue better error handling experience with the inception message for the ErrorMessage. The MessageListenerContainer in Spring Kafka 2.0 and Spring AMQP 2.0 are supplied with their own ErrorMessageStrategy to represent the original data in the ErrorMessage for the error handling flow.

  • The new MockMessageHandler has been added to Spring Integration Test framework for replacing real `MessageHandler`s for unit testing:

MessageHandler mockMessageHandler =
              .handleNextAndReply(m ->

      .substituteMessageHandlerFor("myServiceActivator", mockMessageHandler);

this.pojoServiceChannel.send(new GenericMessage<>("foo"));
receive = this.results.receive(10000);

assertEquals("FOO", receive.getPayload());
  • The Java DSL now provides a more flexible router API via routeByException():

public IntegrationFlow exceptionTypeRouteFlow() {
    return f -> f
        .routeByException(r -> r
          .channelMapping(IllegalArgumentException.class, "illegalArgumentChannel")
          .channelMapping(RuntimeException.class, "runtimeExceptionChannel")
                          sf ->"messageHandlingExceptionChannel"))
  • A customized Jackson ObjectMapper is provided which is aware of Message and MessageHeaders serialization/deserialization to/from JSON. This functionality is useful in those components which allow the configuration of custom serializer/deserializers, for example RedisMessageStore:

RedisMessageStore store = new RedisMessageStore(redisConnectionFactory);

ObjectMapper mapper = JacksonJsonUtils.messagingAwareMapper();

GenericJackson2JsonRedisSerializer serializer =
                      new GenericJackson2JsonRedisSerializer(mapper);

And messages and message groups will be stored in Redis in the JSON format.

Also this JacksonJsonUtils.messagingAwareMapper() provides an argument to configure trustedPackages to provide a protection for the CVE-2017-4995 vulnerability. The default list is:


It can be configured with * (asterisk), meaning trust all packages.

  • The new ThreadAffinityClientConnectionFactory is added to the TCP/IP module to bind a client connections to a thread.

  • The ReactiveChannel has been renamed to FluxMessageChannel for better reflection of its implementation.

We would like to thank several community members for their ongoing active contributions to the framework; scan the commits and give them some kudos!

For a complete list of changes in 5.0, also see the What’s New chapter in the reference manual.

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