Dear Spring Community,
We are pleased to announce that Spring 2.0.4 has been released. This is a bugfix and enhancement release, addressing all reported bugs against the Spring 2.0 series and introducing significant performance improvements. We recommend upgrading to Spring 2.0.4 from previous 2.0.x releases.
Regarding the performance improvements, repeated creation of Spring bean instances is up to 12 times faster in this release than previous versions of Spring 2.0. AspectJ-based weaving performance has also increased by a significant factor.