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First Spring Data 2022.0.0 and 2021.2.0 milestones released

On behalf of the team and everyone who contributed, I’m pleased to announce the availability of the first round of milestones of the Spring Data 2022.0 and 2021.2 release trains.

2021.x vs. 2022.x

You might now ask why is there a new release in the calver 2021.x version and why is there already a 2022.x release?

In parallel to working on Spring Data 3.x, aka 2022.0.0, we continue to invest in the support of the Spring Data 2.x development line. We already expect Spring Data 2.7 and 2.8 releases. So, if you want to continue using Spring Boot 2 for an extended period of time, stick to the 2021.x release trains (which are based on Spring Framework 5.3 and Java 8). That’s the reason we chose to continue with calver 2021.x, which, hopefully, makes understanding version compatibilities easier.
Our Spring Data 3.x development line will be based on Java 17 and Spring Framework 6 and be compatible with Spring Boot 3.


The 2022.0.0-M1 release is the first release of the Spring Data 3.0 development line. This initial milestone covers our baseline upgrade efforts – in particular, requiring JDK 17+ and migrating to Jakarta EE 9 APIs. At the same time, it removes many long-deprecated classes, including several support packages for outdated third-party infrastructure. For the full release details, see our release notes for the 2022.0 release train.


The 2021.2.0-M1 is a slim feature release that ships mostly dependency upgrades and a few selected features, such as direct projections for MongoDB, Cassandra, and Neo4j. For the full release details, see our release notes for the 2021.2 release train.

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