Spring Framework 1.1.3 Released

Releases | Thomas Risberg | December 12, 2004 | ...

We are pleased to announce that Spring Framework 1.1.3 has just been released. This is a bugfix and minor enhancement release in the 1.1 series; most importantly, JDK 1.3 compatibility is fully restored.

Among the new features in this release are:


"setResourceLoader" method to GenericApplicationContext, for overriding the default resource loading strategy

  • added FileSystemResourceLoader, resolving paths as file system resources rather than as class path resources
  • BeanWrapperImpl automatically registers a default ResourceArrayPropertyEditor
  • added CustomCollectionEditor, by default registered to convert between Set, SortedSet and List (when necessary)
  • added "fileEncoding" and "propertiesPersister" properties to PropertyResourceConfigurer
  • Spring Framework 1.1.2 Released

    Releases | Thomas Risberg | November 14, 2004 | ...

    We are pleased to announce that Spring Framework 1.1.2 has just been released. This is a bugfix and minor enhancement release.

    Among the new features in this release are


    support for multi-dimensional collections to BeanWrapperImpl (e.g. "map[myKey][0]" or "map[myKey][0].name")

  • added "getType(name)" method to BeanFactory interface, checking the type of object that "getBean" would return
  • added "getBeansOfType(type)" convenience method to ListableBeanFactory interface, without explicit filters
  • added PropertyPathFactoryBean, allowing to evaluate the property path of a target bean and expose the result
  • allow "bean*" rather than "bean+" in XML bean definitions, i.e. no bean definitions in a file (just imports)

    Spring Framework 1.1.1 Released

    Releases | Thomas Risberg | September 30, 2004 | ...

    We are pleased to announce that Spring Framework 1.1.1 has just been released. This is a bugfix and minor enhancement release.

    Among the new features in this release are:


    element for XML bean definitions

  • support for non-public classes and non-public init and destroy methods
  • bean factory regards bean references for correct destruction order (not requiring "depends-on")
  • bean factory detects JDK 1.4 and Commons Collections for linked/identity map creation
  • factored out the "publishEvent" method into the ApplicationEventPublisher interface
  • included new "test" package in mock JAR, offering superclasses for tests requiring Spring contexts
  • added "applyQueryTimeout" method to the JdoDialect interface
  • added "addAttribute" and "getAttribute" methods to RemoteInvocation
  • Spring Framework 1.1 Final Released

    Releases | Thomas Risberg | September 05, 2004 | ...

    We are pleased to announce that Spring Framework 1.1 (final) has just been released. Since 1.1 RC2, some API clarifications have happened and a number of bugs have been fixed.

    There is also a variety of minor new features:

    • reworked BeanWrapperImpl's property-specific custom editor handling to allow registration for uninitialized subpaths
    • added "applyBeanPropertyValues" method to AutowireCapableBeanFactory, for populating an existing bean instance

    • added "(abstract)" marker for properties bean definitions respectively "abstract" attribute for XML bean definitions

    • added support for SqlReturnType interface which allows to return custom types from stored procedures
    • added auto-conversion of java.util.Date…

    Spring Framework 1.1 Release Candidate 2 Released

    Releases | Thomas Risberg | August 19, 2004 | ...

    We are pleased to announce that Spring Framework 1.1 Release Candidate 2 is available. This will be the last release candidate for 1.1; release 1.1 final can be expected very soon.

    Among the new features in this release are:

    • the new HTTP invoker remoting strategy, which uses Java serialization over HTTP (combining the strengths of RMI and Hessian)
    • RemoteInvocationFactory and RemoteInvocationExecutor strategies for HTTP/RMI invoker, for additional invocation context
    • basic JSF support in the form of a JSF VariableResolver implementation that is aware of Spring-managed middle tier beans
    • form simplification macros for Velocity and FreeMarker, providing HTML input macros etc for easy form building

    Spring Framework 1.1 Release Candidate 1 Released

    Releases | Thomas Risberg | July 28, 2004 | ...

    The Spring team are happy to announce the first release candidate of Spring 1.1.

    New features and enhancements in Spring 1.1 RC1 include:
    • IoC container supports Method Injection: the overriding of concrete or abstract methods, typically to look up a dependency managed by the container. This means even less need to implement Spring-specific interfaces such as BeanFactoryAware.
    • The IoC container can now obtain objects from static factory methods as well as constructors. This enhancement allows excellent AspectJ integration: it is now possible to configure AspectJ aspects using Spring Dependency Injection, like any object. We plan to provide examples of AspectJ integration before 1.1 final.
    • Support for sending and receiving JMS messages
    • Support for Apache OJB as an ORM alternative, within Spring's consistent data access abstraction
    • Significantly improved JDO support
    • Greater flexibility in translating SQLExceptions, and other JDBC enhancements
    • Support for nested transactions and savepoints when working with JDBC. Declarative transaction management can support nested transactions.
    • AOP proxies are now serializable if all Advisors and target are serializable
    • Improved Velocity and FreeMarker support
    • Reworked parent/child bean definition concept: a child can now override any inherited settings. This can be used to simplify configuration.
    Spring 1.1 final is scheduled for release in mid August, and will be 100% backward compatible with Spring 1.0.2. As Spring aims to minimize dependency of application code on the framework, and because changes are backward compatible, we do not expect that existing applications will require any code changes to migrate to Spring 1.1.

    The main focus between now and the 1.1 final release will be on documentation and examples.

    See the changelog for details.

    The release can be downloaded here

    Spring Framework 1.0.2 Released

    Releases | Thomas Risberg | June 02, 2004 | ...

    We are pleased to announce the release of Spring Framework 1.0.2.

    This release introduces a variety of enhancements throughout the framework, plus some minor bugs fixes.

    Among the enhancements in this release are:

    • New "mock" source tree and "spring-mock" jar file, containing JNDI and Servlet API mocks for usage in applications 
    • CachedIntrospectionResults flushes the JavaBeans Introspector cache for proper garbage collection on shutdown
    • Added ObjectFactory interface and ObjectFactoryCreatingFactoryBean, for non-intrusive creation of prototype beans
    • AbstractXmlApplicationContext uses PathMatchingResourcePatternResolver for Ant-style config location patterns
    • Added support for "xxx*" field…

    Spring Framework 1.0.1 Released

    Releases | Thomas Risberg | April 22, 2004 | ...

    We are pleased to announce the release of Spring Framework 1.0.1.

    This is a bugfix and minor enhancement release;

    the most important fixes and new features are:

    • added Struts ActionSupport and DispatchActionSupport base classes, for easy access to a Spring context
    • added Struts ContextLoaderPlugIn and DelegatingActionProxy, superseding Don Brown's Spring Struts Plugin
    • reworked ComponentControllerSupport class for Tiles to be compatible with both Struts 1.1 and Struts 1.2
    • fixed Hibernate/JTA synchronization cleanup in case of Hibernate flushing failure on commit
    • added support for transaction-scoped Hibernate Sessions with plain JTA or EJB CMT, without JtaTransactionManager
    • fixed…

    Spring Framework 1.0 Final Released

    Releases | Thomas Risberg | March 24, 2004 | ...

    We are pleased to announce that Spring Framework 1.0 final has just been released.

    1. SCOPE

    Spring 1.0 is a complete Java/J2EE application framework, covering the following functionality:
    • the most sophisticated lightweight container available today, with various flavors of setter and constructor injection
    • AOP interception framework based on the AOP Alliance interfaces, integrated with the core container
    • JNDI support classes, allowing for easy wiring of Spring-managed beans with JNDI-located objects
    • application context concept, providing resource loading and message access abstractions

    Spring Framework 1.0 Release Candidate 2 Released

    Releases | Thomas Risberg | March 01, 2004 | ...

    We are pleased to announce that Spring Framework 1.0 Release Candidate 2 has just been released. RC2 covers all features targeted for 1.0 final, which should be released soon.

    Changes since Release Candidate 1 include:
    • scheduling support via Quartz and Timer
    • support for the SqlMapClient API of iBATIS SQL Maps 2
    • JdbcTemplate convenience methods, taking prepared statement arguments as Object array
    • support for custom RMI socket factories and additional RMI invocation parameters
    • PreferencesPlaceholderConfigurer, resolving placeholders via J2SE 1.4 Preferences
    • optional "type" attribute for "constructor-arg" tag in XML bean definitions
    • revised BeanFactoryLocator implementations
    • simplified AOP Advisor interface hierarchy
    • revised DataFieldMaxValueIncrementer implementation hierarchy
    • extended mapping configuration options in LocalSessionFactoryBean
    • metadata support uses latest Commons Attributes snapshot
    • VelocityView supports Velocity Tools 1.1
    A full list of changes is included in the the changelog.

    The release can be downloaded here

    On a side note: after the 1.0 release, we will be focussing on new features, some of which can be found in our JIRA. Please have a look, but note that list is still subject to change. [2004-03-01]

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