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Spring Framework 5.0.2 and 4.3.13 available now

Dear Spring community,

I’m pleased to announce that Spring Framework 5.0.2 and 4.3.13 are available now, as a pair of refinement releases which are recommended as immediate upgrades for all Spring users.
They will also be part of the upcoming Spring Boot 2.0 M7 and 1.5.9 releases, respectively.

5.0.2 comes with significant tightening-up across the framework, including performance improvements and fine-tuned configuration variants. Many of those changes have been backported to 4.3.13 for streamlined consumption in existing applications.

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Spring Cloud Skipper 1.0 M2 Released

On behalf of the team, I am pleased to announce the release of Spring Cloud Skipper 1.0 M2.

Skipper is a lightweight tool that allows you to discover Spring Boot applications and manage their lifecycle on multiple Cloud Platforms. You can use Skipper standalone or integrate it with Continuous Integration pipelines to help implement the practice of Continuous Deployment.

The 1.0 M2 release fixes several bugs and introduces a few new features.

  • Support for Postgres, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and HSQLDB databases.
  • Improved support for upgrading applications that use an HTTP location for the resource definition.
  • LRU cache used to manage disk space for HTTP and Maven based resources that are downloaded.
  • HTTP based resources are always downloaded, never cached.
  • Use updated CF Deployer library with an HTTP based health check.
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Spring Cloud Finchley.M4 Released

On behalf of the community, I am pleased to announce that the Milestone 4 (M4) of the Spring Cloud Finchley Release Train is available today. The release can be found in Spring Milestone repository. You can check out the Finchley release notes for more information.

Notable Changes in the Finchley Release Train

This update is primarily for interoperability with Spring Boot 2.0.0.M6.

The following modules were updated as part of Finchley.M4:

Module Version
Spring Cloud Dependencies 2.0.0.M5
Spring Cloud Consul 2.0.0.M3
Spring Cloud Gateway 2.0.0.M4
Spring Cloud Zookeeper 2.0.0.M3
Spring Cloud Sleuth 2.0.0.M4
Spring Cloud Cloudfoundry 2.0.0.M1
Spring Cloud Config 2.0.0.M4
Spring Cloud Netflix 2.0.0.M4
Spring Cloud Contract 2.0.0.M4
Spring Cloud Security 2.0.0.M1
Spring Cloud Stream Elmhurst.M3
Spring Cloud Bus 2.0.0.M3
Spring Cloud Task 2.0.0.M2
Spring Boot Starter 2.0.0.M6
Spring Cloud Aws 2.0.0.M2
Spring Cloud Build 2.0.0.M5
Spring Boot Dependencies 2.0.0.M6
Spring Cloud Vault 2.0.0.M4
Spring Boot 2.0.0.M6
Spring Cloud Commons 2.0.0.M4
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Spring Cloud Task 2.0.0.M2 is now available

We are pleased to announce that Spring Cloud Task 2.0.0.M2 is now available to download from Spring’s milestone repository. Many thanks to all of those who contributed to the release.

This release brings Spring Boot 2.0 M5 compatibility. With this upgrade, all dependencies are also upgraded (Spring Cloud, Spring Cloud Stream, Spring Batch, etc).

What do you think?

We look forward to your feedback on Github, StackOverflow, Gitter

Spring Cloud Task Home | Source on GitHub | Reference Documentation

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Spring For Apache Kafka 2.1 RC1 and 2.0.1 & 1.3.1 Available

We are pleased to announce the first Release Candidate for the version 2.1 of the Spring for Apache Kafka:

repositories {
    maven { url 'http://repo.spring.io/milestone' }
}
compile "org.springframework.kafka:spring-kafka:2.1.0.RC1"

The general reason for so quick point release is the recently released Apache Kafka 1.0.0 version. There are no critical feature in that release, but some breaking changes in the kafka.admin and kafka.streams have been introduced. Therefore this release represents mostly compatibility with Apache Kafka 1.0.0:

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Spring Boot 2.0.0 M6 available now

On behalf of the team, it is my pleasure to announce that Spring Boot 2.0.0.M6 has been released and is now available from our milestone repository. This release closes 141 issues and pull requests and continues our progress towards 2.0 GA. Thanks to everyone that has contributed!

This milestone refines a number of items from previous milestones, and provides a number of notable new features:

  • Initial support for HTTP/2 - At the moment Tomcat and Undertow are supported (See #10902 for the Jetty support)
  • Improved support for WebFlux-based apps - Spring Boot now supports TLS configuration for all containers and error page support is available
  • Kotlin extension - The first Kotlin extension has landed. You can now start your app in a more idiomatic way:
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Spring Batch 4.0.0.RC1 is now available

We are pleased to announce that Spring Batch 4.0.0.RC1 is now available via Github and the Pivotal download repository. This release represents the first release candidate for the Spring Batch 4.0 release. Many thanks to all that contributed to this release.

What’s new?

This release represents the completion of new functionality work on the 4.0.0 line. New features in Spring Batch 4 include:

  • Updated baseline
  • New builder APIs for out of the box components
  • Updated, java configuration friendly, documentation
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Spring Integration 5.0 Release Candidate 1 Available

On behalf of the Spring Integration team I am pleased to announce that the Release Candidate 1 for the Spring Integration 5.0 version (5.0.0.RC1) is now available.

It can be downloaded from the Milestone Repository:

repositories {
    maven { url 'http://repo.spring.io/libs-milestone' }
}

compile "org.springframework.integration:spring-integration-core:5.0.0.RC1"

20 JIRAs (and some GitHub issues) are included in this release, together with bug fixes and a number of new features. Some highlights of features in the RC1, since the previously announced Milestone 7:

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Spring Session 2.0.0.RC1 Released

On behalf of the community I’m pleased to announce the release of Spring Session 2.0.0.RC1. This release puts some final touches to preparing for 2.0.0.RELEASE. You can find the complete changelog in github, with the highlights below:

  • #906 Simplified integration with the Servlet APIs. With this simplification, we have removed the support for supporting multiple sessions for a single user. We plan on looking into other ways to bring this feature back.

  • #907 Support for configuring Redis session cleanup cron

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