In preparation for the GA release on May 20 2021, I am pleased to announce that Spring Boot 2.5.0-RC1 has been released and is available from our milestone repository. This release adds a number of new features and bug fixes.
Highlights of the RC include:
- A new actuator endpoint for Quartz
- Support for database initialization with R2DBC
- Micometer metrics support for Spring Data repositories and MongoDB
- Support for Gradle 7.0
If you want to get started with 2.5 and try out the new features, you can bootstrap a new project on start.spring.io.