Spring Tools 4.11.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.11.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

major changes to the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distribution

  • updated to Eclipse 2021-06 release (including support for Java 16) (new and noteworthy)
  • early-access builds for Apple Silicon platform (ARM M1) available


  • the Eclipse-based distribution of the Spring Tools 4 requires a JDK11 (or newer) to run on
  • the Eclipse-based distribution ships with an embedded JDK16 runtime, no need to install or configure a specific JDK to run the IDE on anymore

additional highlights

  • (VS Code, Spring Boot) new: new walkthrough contribution to get started with Spring Boot in VS Code
  • (VS Code, Spring Boot) fixed: not work when change LightWeight mode to Standard (#628)
  • (VS Code, Spring Boot) fixed: language server processes doesn’t get shutdown properly in VSCode (#636)
  • (VS Code, Spring Boot) fixed: VSCode extension JDK version (#612)
  • (Eclipse) improvement: Boot Dash: flexible and configurable filters (#614)
  • (Eclipse) improvement: hide projects without a main class from boot dashboard automatically (#605)
  • (Concourse) improvement: VSCode extension doesn’t understand glob patterns in group config (#639)
  • (Concourse) improvement: Step and properties not recognized (#633)

To download the distribution for Eclipse and find links to the marketplace entries for Visual Studio Code and Theia, please go visit:

Detailed changes can be found here:

Spring Tools 4.11.1 is scheduled to be released in early August 2021.


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