It is finally here! The first release candidate of Spring Batch 5 is now available from our milestone repository. In this release, we worked on the following items:
- Execution context Meta-data improvement
- GemFire support removal
This blog post walks through these two changes in details. For the complete list of changes, please check the release notes.
In addition to what Spring Batch already persists in the execution context with regard to runtime information (like the step type, the restart flag, etc), this release adds an important detail in the execution context which is the Spring Batch version that was used to serialize the context.