Support timeline announcement for Spring Framework 6.0.x and 5.3.x

News | Juergen Hoeller | March 01, 2024 | ...

Dear Spring community,

As we are preparing for the Spring Framework 6.2 release later this year, it is time to phase out not only the 6.0.x branch but also the 5.3.x line.

We hereby announce that the last 6.0.x and 5.3.x releases will be published in August, with the official end of open source support on August 31, 2024. Along with Spring Framework 5.3.x, the Spring Security project makes the same adjustment for its 5.8.x timeline.

The Spring Framework 5.3.x line has been one of the longest-supported branches in Spring's history and keeps being supported under commercial support terms for another couple of years. You can read more about our commercial releases at

With Spring Boot 2.7.x having reached its end of open source support already, we decided to align the last 5.3.x release with the end of the 6.0.x line. If you have not done so already, please plan your upgrade path to 6.1.x at your earliest convenience.

The team will focus on Spring Framework 6.2 now, with a first milestone coming up and a release candidate planned for September; more on this soon.

Cheers, Juergen

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