Dear Spring community,
It is my pleasure to announce that a feature-complete Spring Framework 5.1 release candidate is available from our milestone repository now! Find a comprehensive list of new features and refinements and corresponding upgrade notes on our GitHub wiki.
Spring Framework 5.1 requires JDK 8 or higher and specifically supports JDK 11 as the next long-term support release. We strongly recommend an upgrade to 5.1 for any applications targeting JDK 11, delivering a warning-free experience on the classpath as well as the module path. Beyond that, initial refinements for GraalVM compatibility made it into this release, automatically adapting to the runtime constraints of native images in core Spring facilities.