Spring Boot 2.0 was the first release in the 2.x line and was published on Feburary 28th 2018. We’ve just released Spring Boot 2.7 which means that, so far, we’ve been maintaining the 2.x line for just over 4 years. In total we’ve published 95 distinct releases over that timeframe!
The entire Spring team, and many in our community of contributors, are now preparing for the next generation of Spring. We are planning to release Spring Boot 3.0 in November 2022. This next major revision will be based on Spring Framework 6.0 and will require Java 17 or above. It will also be the first version of Spring Boot that makes use of Jakarta EE 9 APIs (
jakarta.*) instead of EE 8 (