(2007/5/31) - We're pleased to announce that Spring Framework 2.1 M2 has been released. Here is Juergen's original announcement:
Dear Spring Community,
I'm pleased to announce that Spring 2.1 M2 has been released! Please see the changelog and JIRA roadmap for more details on the new features introduced in this release.
This is the second milestone release in the Spring 2.1 series, introducing refinements in the annotation config support as well as support for AspectJ load-time weaving and various further new features.
This release also introduces a revised structure for Spring's module jars, now prepared for OSGi. Note that Hibernate 2.1 support has been dropped: Spring generally requires Hibernate 3.1 or higher now.
FYI, we have also released a 2.0.6 snapshot, containing backported fixes from 2.1 M2. Please give this snapshot a try as a drop-in replacement for 2.0.5! The official 2.0.6 release is scheduled for June 15th.
Lead, Spring Framework Development
Interface21 - http://www.interface21.com