Spring Integration 5.1 goes GA!

Releases | Artem Bilan | October 29, 2018 | ...

On behalf of Spring Integration team I am pleased to announce that the 5.1.0.RELEASE for the Spring Integration is available.

It can be downloaded from Maven Central, JCenter, and our release repository:

compile "org.springframework.integration:spring-integration-core:5.1.0.RELEASE"

First of all I would like to thank all community members for their ongoing active contributions to the framework!

Besides the regular dependencies upgrades, bug fixes and internal performance improvements here are some notable new features introduced in this version:


For strict ordering of messages publishing a BoundRabbitChannelAdvice can be used as a MessageHandler advice to allow to perform all the downstream AMQP operations in the same thread-bound Channel. Typically used with a splitter or some other mechanism that would cause multiple messages to be sent:

public IntegrationFlow flow(RabbitTemplate template) {
    return IntegrationFlows.from(Gateway.class)
            .split(s -> s.delimiters(",")
                    .advice(new BoundRabbitChannelAdvice(template))
            .<String, String>transform(String::toUpperCase)

Reactive Polling

If SourcePollingChannelAdapter or PollingConsumer is configured with the outputChannel as a FluxMessageChannel, the polling task is not performed by the scheduler, but as a Flux.generate() with a subsequent Mono.delay() based on the trigger.nextExecutionTime(). This way the real source polling is performed on demand honoring a downstream back-pressure propagated by the FluxMessageChannel. The PollerMetadata options remain the same and transparent for end configuration.

Java DSL fluxTransform()

The IntegrationFlowDefinition is now supplied with new fluxTransform() operator which accepts a Function for transforming a Flux of incoming message via reactive manner. Underneath the fluxTransform() is fully based on the Reactor’s Flux.transform() operator and copies request headers to the reply message if function doesn’t produce one already. The call is wrapped with input and output FluxMessageChannel instances internally:

IntegrationFlow integrationFlow = f -> f
        .<String, String>fluxTransform(flux -> flux
        .aggregate(a -> a
                .outputProcessor(group -> group

Also Java DSL provides more operators for convenience: nullChannel(), convert(Class<?>) and logAndReply(). See their Javadocs for more information.

Java Functions Improvements

The java.util.function interfaces now serve as a first class citizens for messaging endpoints. The Function<?, ?> and Consumer<?> can directly be used from the @ServiceActivator or @Transformer definition, for example:

@Transformer(inputChannel = "functionServiceChannel")
public Function<String, String> functionAsService() {
    return String::toUpperCase;

The Supplier<?> interface can simply be used together with the @InboundChannelAdapter annotation, or as a ref in an <int:inbound-channel-adapter>:

@InboundChannelAdapter(value = "inputChannel", poller = @Poller(fixedDelay = "1000"))
public Supplier<String> pojoSupplier() {
    return () -> "foo";

The Kotlin lambdas can now also be used directly in the messaging endpoint definitions:

@Transformer(inputChannel = "functionServiceChannel")
fun kotlinFunction(): (String) -> String {
    return { it.toUpperCase() }

@ServiceActivator(inputChannel = "messageConsumerServiceChannel")
fun kotlinConsumer(): (Message<Any>) -> Unit {
    return { print(it) }

@InboundChannelAdapter(value = "counterChannel",
        poller = [Poller(fixedRate = "10", maxMessagesPerPoll = "1")])
fun kotlinSupplier(): () -> String {
    return { "baz" }


Together with an upgrade to Micrometer 1.1 the Framework now automatically removes registered meters from the MeterRegistry. This becomes very handy when we develop dynamic IntegrationFlow s and register and remove them at runtime.

JMX MBeans removal

Now MBeans registered at runtime (e.g. via dynamic IntegrationFlow s) removed from the JMX server registration automatically when beans for them are destroyed at runtime.

HTTP Dynamic Mapping

The HTTP (and WebFlux) inbound endpoints, declared at runtime (e.g. via dynamic IntegrationFlow s), now register their request mapping in the HandlerMapping and also remove it automatically, when their bean is destroyed.

Spring Social Twitter Support

Since Spring Social project is heading to its End of Life, we have moved spring-integration-twitter module to separate project under Spring Integration Extensions umbrella and have just released a org.springframework.integration:spring-integration-social-twitter:1.0.0.RELEASE as well, which is fully based on Spring Integration 5.1.


For more changes, please, take a look into the What’s New chapter of the reference manual. Also see a Migration Guide for breaking changes in this version and how to cope with them.

This version is a foundation for Spring Boot 2.1 GA.

From here we are looking forward to switch the master to the 5.2 version to start working on new features and valuable improvements!

Any feedback, feature ideas, critics, bug reports and questions are welcome via appropriate communication channels:

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