The Spring Framework 4.1 plan - and 4.0.1 & 3.2.7 releases coming up next week

Releases | Juergen Hoeller | January 14, 2014 | ...

Following up on my Spring Framework 4 webinar last week, I'd like to share the Spring Framework 4.1 plan introduced there. We have a few key themes that are being prepared towards 4.1, for a timely GA delivery in August 2014, with a 4.1 RC to appear in June:

Comprehensive web resource handling - resource pipelining, cache control refinements
Caching support revisited - aligned with JCache 1.0 final, user-requested enhancements
JMS support overhaul - aligned with our messaging module, annotation-driven endpoints
Performance improvements - application startup, SpEL expression evaluation


Spring AMQP 1.3.0.M1 and 1.2.1.RELEASE Available

Releases | Gary Russell | January 13, 2014 | ...

We are pleased to announce the availability of these two releases; the 1.2.1.RELEASE contains a few minor bug fixes, while the 1.3.0.M1 milestone release contains some significant new features, including:

  • The listener container concurrency can be changed without first stopping the container and the listeners will be adjusted accordingly
  • The listener container can dynamically adjust the concurrent consumers, based on workload
  • The Connection Factory can now cache connections rather than all users sharing the same connection
  • The RabbitTemplate now has several convenient receiveAndReply methods
  • A fluent Java API is now provided to build a Message
  • There is now a SimpleRoutingConnectionFactory to determine which connection factory to use at runtime

Spring LDAP 2.0.0.RELEASE Released

Releases | Rob Winch | January 13, 2014 | ...

I'm pleased to announce that Spring LDAP 2.0.0.RELEASE is now available from Maven Central and Bintray. A special thanks to Mattias Arthursson for all the work he put into this release!

Refer to the What's new in Spring LDAP 2.0 to find the full details of this release. A list of changes can be found within JIRA's change logs. Highlights include:

  • Spring Data Repository and QueryDSL support is now included in Spring LDAP.
  • Fluent LDAP query support has been added.
  • A custom XML namespace is now provided to simplify configuration of Spring LDAP.
  • Spring LDAP core has been updated with Java 5 features such as generics and varargs.
  • The ODM (Object-Directory Mapping) functionality has been moved to core and there are new methods in LdapOperations/LdapTemplate that uses this automatic translation to/from ODM-annotated classes.

Spring Integration 4.0 Milestone 2 is Now Available

Releases | Gary Russell | December 18, 2013 | ...

Following the recent 3.0.0.RELEASE, we are pleased to announce that the second (first public) milestone of Spring Integration 4.0 is now available.

As mentioned in the 3.0 Release Candidate Announcement the recent Spring Integration 3.0 release is fully compatible with Spring Framework 4.0, but it does not use the spring-messaging module. This allows Spring Integration 3.0 to be used with earlier versions of Spring Framework.

The 4.0 stream from which this milestone is built replaces all the core Spring Integration messaging abstractions with those in the spring-messaging module. The reason for another major release so soon after 3.0 is based on the fact that existing applications that directly use the affected SI classes in their code will need to convert to the Spring Framework abstractions. For the most part, this just means package changes in import statements, but full details are provided in the Migration Guide

Spring Security 3.2.0.RELEASE Released

Releases | Rob Winch | December 16, 2013 | ...

I am pleased to announce the release of Spring Security 3.2.0.RELEASE. You can view the highlights of this release within the What’s new in Spring Security 3.2 section of the reference. A list of changes since 3.1.x and since the last release can be found within JIRA's change logs.

To learn more about Spring Security 3.2, I'd like to encourage you to view the new Spring Security guides and to attend the free Spring Security 3.2 Webniar on January 16th.

Please consider helping us spread the word on Twitter, ask questions on Stackoverflow with the spring-security tag and log any issues to the Spring Security JIRA

Announcing Spring Framework 4.0 GA Release

Releases | Adrian Colyer | December 12, 2013 | ...

The Spring Framework re-invented enterprise Java in the last decade, becoming the dominant programming model in enterprise Java. Today we are releasing Spring Framework 4.0, a brand new major version of Spring that keeps Spring at the cutting edge of modern Java development. Together with the rest of the upcoming Spring IO Platform, Spring Framework 4.0 is positioned to empower the next decade of JVM based innovation, responding to, and setting trends in Developer Productivity, Big Data, Cloud, REST, and Micro Service Architecture.

Spring Framework 4.0 works beautifully with Java 8 and also…

Spring Data Release Train Babbage - SR2 released

Releases | Oliver Drotbohm | December 12, 2013 | ...

The Spring Data team has just released the second service release for the Babbage release train. It includes the following modules:

The release bundles a bunch of important enhancements and bug fixes and is a recommended upgrade. You can find all issues fixed in this release in our JIRA.

The next step will be the second milestone of the Codd release train. More details about that here

Spring Tool Suite and Groovy/Grails Tool Suite 3.5.0.M1 released

Releases | Martin Lippert | December 12, 2013 | ...

Dear Spring Community,

I am happy to announce the first milestone release 3.5.0.M1 of the Spring Tool Suite (STS) and the Groovy/Grails Tool Suite (GGTS).

Highlights from this milestone build include:

  • improved new dashboard (news feeds are back)
  • new advanced content-assist for Spring Boot projects
  • support for new client side getting started guides
  • support for Groovy 2.2
  • updated to Grails 2.3.4
  • updated to tc Server 2.9.4

Both tool suites ship on top of the latest Eclipse Kepler SR1 release.

To download the distributions, please go visit:

Detailed new and noteworthy notes can be found here: STS/GGTS 3.5.0.M1 New & Noteworthy.

3.5.0.M2 is scheduled for early Febuary 2014, followed by the 3.5.0 release in early March 2014 - shortly after the Eclipse Kepler SR2 release.


Spring Framework 4.0 RC2 available

Releases | Phil Webb | December 03, 2013 | ...

Spring 4.0 RC2 has been released and is now available from the SpringSource repository.

This will be the final release candidate before GA, so please give it a try and let us know if you find any issues.

If you are Maven user you may be interested in the new "bill of materials" POM that we have published with this release. You can import the spring-framework-bom project in your dependency management section to ensure that you get consistent Spring Framework dependencies. This is particularly useful when you work with other projects that may have transitive dependencies to earlier versions of…

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