Spring Boot 2.6.0-RC1 is available now

On behalf of the team and everyone who has contributed, I’m happy to announce that Spring Boot 2.6.0-RC1 has been released and is now available from

This release includes 85 bug fixes, documentation improvements, and dependency upgrades. New and Noteworthy features in this release include:

  • Java runtime information is optionally available in the /actuator/info endpoint
  • Support has been added for Log4j2 composite configurations
  • Additional configuration options have been added for buildpacks
  • SameSite cookie attributes are now supported with the servlet stack

For a complete list of the updates along with upgrading instructions, please take a look at the release notes.

Thanks to all those who have contributed with issue reports and pull requests. Spring Boot 2.6.0 is due to be released Nov 18, 2021.

How can you help?

If you’re interested in helping out, check out the “ideal for contribution” tag in the issue repository. If you have general questions, please ask on using the spring-boot tag or chat with the community on Gitter.

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