Dear Spring community,
This third release candidate includes many refinements based on valuable user feedback that we received for the previous release candidates. With this release, Spring 2.0 final is now just around the corner.
The most significant refinements include:
- Spring 1.2 compatibility has been restored for default-lazy-init="true", with respect to detection of special beans (such as PropertyPlaceholderConfigurers) by type. Alongside, lazy class loading has been reworked to allow for placeholders in class names etc. Strict lazy class loading can still be enforced for special ApplicationContexts.