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Spring Framework 3.0 M2 released

If you aren’t following the SpringSource blog you may have missed it, but last week Juergen Hoeller announced the availability of the second milestone for Spring 3.0. Juergen’s blog post covers all of the details about the milestone including the new RestTemplate, early JPA 2.0 support, more Java 5 style API updates and other improvements.

You can always get the latest milestones, release candidates and full releases for Spring from the download center.


Spring LDAP 1.3.0.RELEASE

Dear Spring Community,

We are delighted to announce the availability of Spring LDAP 1.3.0.RELEASE. This is a major release, containing more than 50 fixes compared to the 1.2.1 version; modifications varying in importance from internal modifications and minor fixes to important bug fixes and and significant functionality additions.

Most importantly we now provide a means to perform simple LDAP authentication directly in LdapTemplate. Other useful improvements include TLS connection support, referral handling improvements, as well as a couple of important fixes working around problems in the underlying Java JNDI API. As always, refer to the Change Log for a complete list of the changes included in this version.


Spring BlazeDS Integration 1.0.0.M1 Released

Dear Spring Community,

I'm pleased to announce that the first public development milestone of Spring BlazeDS Integration, the newest member of the open source Spring portfolio, is now available.
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This is a foundational release that sets the stage for using Adobe Flex and BlazeDS in conjunction with the Spring programming model to build Rich Internet Applications.  We have a number of further integration ideas in mind already for the next milestone, and I would like to invite the community to get involved by trying out this early preview and giving us feedback in the community forum and Jira as we progress towards a full-fledged 1.0.  Check out Using Spring BlazeDS Integration 1.0.0.M1 to get started.


Spring IDE 2.2.1 released

Dear Spring Community,

I’m pleased to announce that we have released Spring IDE 2.2.1. This version is mainly a bugfix and maintenance release but has some significant user level changes as well.

Get more information at the Spring IDE blog

Watch out for more tooling related announcements from SpringOne during the upcoming week.


Spring for .NET 1.2.0 Released

We are pleased to announce that Spring for .NET 1.2.0 is now available.

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This release contains the following new major features:

  • WCF integration - Configure WCF services using dependency injection. Apply AOP advice to WCF services.

  • MSMQ integration - MSMQ helper classes to increase your productivity developing messaging applications. Provides integration with Spring’s transaction management features.

  • Apache ActiveMQ integration - Helper classes to increase your productivity developing messaging applications with ActiveMQ/NMS

  • Quartz integration - Configure Quartz jobs, schedulers, triggers using dependency injection. Convenience classes for implementing Quartz Jobs.

  • AOP- New inheritance based AOP proxy generation

  • NHibernate 2.0.1 support.


Spring JavaConfig 1.0.0.M4 Released

Dear Spring Community,
We are pleased to announce that Spring JavaConfig 1.0.0.M4 is now available.
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Major Highlights

  • @AnnotationDrivenTx - support for declarative transaction management
  • @AnnotationDrivenConfig - support for @Autowired, @Resource, et al.
  • @ComponentScan - scan for @Component classes directly from JavaConfig
  • @AspectJAutoProxy - first-class support for @Aspect beans
  • @MBeanExport - first class support for exporting JMX MBeans
  • Complete PetClinic sample now available with distribution demonstrating use of JavaConfig
  • Improved support for externalized values with @ExternalValue and @PropertiesValueSource
  • @ImportXml - bootstrap Spring XML bean definitions from JavaConfig
  • Improved error handling
  • ... and dozens of other resolved issues

Spring 2.5.6 Released

We are pleased to announce that Spring 2.5.6 has been released.

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This release primarily fixes some bugs and also adds some new features:

Please refer to the changelog for additional details.



Spring Integration 1.0.0.RC1 Released

Dear Spring Community,
We are pleased to announce that Spring Integration 1.0.0.RC1 is now available.
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1.0 Final is now just around the corner. Please give this Release Candidate a test drive, and provide your feedback through the Spring Integration Forum or Issue Tracker. For more information, visit the Spring Integration Home.

Mark Fisher
Spring Integration Lead