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Spring Social Facebook 1.0.2 Released

Dear Spring Community,

We are pleased to announce the release of Spring Social Facebook 1.0.2!

This release primarily adjusts Spring Social Facebook's API binding to some recent and upcoming changes in the Facebook Graph API. Specifically:

  • The "picture" field of many objects in the Facebook's Graph API is changing from a simple string containing the URL to an object with additional information about the picture. Spring Social Facebook's API binding has been changed to handle either form and return the URL string.
  • The "likes" field of the Graph API's Comment object has been renamed to "like_count". Spring Social Facebook's API binding has been changed to bind to the new "like_count" field.
  • The picture property of Page, Post, and Video has been deprecated. While it will still return the URL string for a picture in 1.0.2, this property will be replaced in Spring Social Facebook 1.1.0 with one that returns an object with more complete metadata about the picture.
  • The position property of the Photo object has been deprecated, as this property will no longer be populated by the Facebook Graph API. This property will be removed in Spring Social Facebook 1.1.0.

Spring Data release train reaches RC station

Dear Spring community, I am pleased to announce the next Spring Data release train stop, including Spring Data JPA, MongoDB, Neo4j, Gemfire as well as its foundation Spring Data Commons. The release is the final one before bringing all the modules into GA state of their next major version. Here are the highlights:

All modules
- Depend on Spring 3.1.2 by default. The modules are still fully compatible with Spring 3.0.7 but users have to manually declare Spring dependencies in they Maven pom.xml files if they’d like to use the older version. Note that some of the features included in this release (e.g. the usage of @EnableRepositories) require Spring 3.1.0 at least.


Spring AMQP 1.1.2 Released

Spring AMQP provides the familiar benefits of the Spring programming model to AMQP and, specifically, Rabbit MQ.

We are pleased to announce the availability of the 1.1.2 maintenance release of spring-amqp for Java, which includes a number of important bug fixes.

For more information, refer to the project home page.


Spring Data REST 1.0.0.RC2 Released

I’m pleased to announce the release of Spring Data REST 1.0.0.RC2! Beyond a number of bug fixes, this release adds support for JSONPE (JSONP with error handling), the ability to turn off CRUD methods with the @RestResource annotation, and is now built and tested against the Servlet 3.0 API (though it is not yet 3.0 specific, so will still work fine in Servlet 2.5 containers).

New functionality includes:

  • JSONPE - Simply add a URL parameter to have the results wrapped in a call to the Javascript function you specify. Also handles server errors by translating an error to HTTP 200 and passing the original status code as the first parameter of your error handler.
  • Turn off CRUD methods - The exporter now respects @RestResource annotations on CRUD methods. Just override the method from CrudRepository you want to turn off and annotate it with @RestResource(exported = false).
  • Better integration with existing Spring MVC applications - Simplified the internal Spring MVC configuration to make it even easier to integrate with your existing Spring MVC application. Simply including the RepositoryRestMvcConfiguration bean into your own configuration should Just Work.

Spring Data release train approaches stage one

I'd like to announce the availablity of new milestone and bugfix releases of Spring Data Commons (1.3.2.RELEASE, 1.4.0.M1), JPA (1.1.1.RELEASE, 1.2.0.M1) and MongoDB (1.0.3.RELEASE, 1.1.0.M2). The releases mark the very first step to a common release train that will reach the next major release mid August and include Spring Data Commons, JPA, MongoDB, Neo4J and Gemfire. The release train is an effort to simultaneously release all store modules that support the repository abstraction and thus have a common set of functionality to provide. Beyond that this will make sure the released stores interoperate with each other seamlessly.


Spring Shell 1.0 M1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I am pleased to announce the first milestone release of Spring Shell project! Spring Shell is an interactive shell that can be easily extended with commands using a Spring based programming model, extracted from the Spring Roo project.

Downloads | JavaDocs | Reference Documentation | Changelog

For more information about Spring Shell please see the home page.

We look forward to your feedback on the forum or in the issue tracker.