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Spring Tools 4.17.0 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the 4.17.0 release of the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, and Theia.

major changes to the Spring Tools 4 for Eclipse distribution

early access to new experimental features

Among a number of bug fixes and minor improvements, this release introduces experimental support for:

  • Spring Boot version validations: The IDE will tell you when there is a newer major, minor, or patch version available for your Spring Boot project
  • Spring Boot upgrade support: The tooling will help you upgrading your existing projects to newer Spring Boot versions, including upgrades to newer patch and minor versions, as well as newer major versions (e.g. upgrading to Spring Boot 3)
  • Spring specific validations and refactorings: The tooling will indicate whether something can or should be changed in your source code to keep your Spring project up-to-date with the latest recommendations or advancements in Spring

To learn more about these new experimental features, please take a look at the user guide: https://github.com/spring-projects/sts4/wiki/
And we would like to hear from you. Please let us know if you come across any issues or have thoughts and wishes for further improvements in this space: https://github.com/spring-projects/sts4/issues

fixes and improvements

Detailed changes can be found here: https://github.com/spring-projects/sts4/wiki/Changelog#2022-12-07-4170-release-incl-language-servers-version-1410

downloads

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

Spring Tools 4.17.1 is scheduled to be released in early Febuary 2023.

Enjoy!

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