The second and final release candidate toward Spring Framework 3.2 is now available from the SpringSource repository
With GA rapidly approaching this release consists mostly of bug fixes and refactoring; see the release notes for complete details. Note that a number of the bug fixes are significant, some relating to performance and concurrency. Please update your dev and test builds to give RC2 a try – it's the last chance for feedback before 3.2 goes final!
A few non-code related changes are worth pointing out as well:
- Our reference documentation has been given a facelift (compare old vs new). This change also goes along nicely with the new look for our API docs under JDK 7.
- We're now publishing JDiff reports to aid users in understanding what's changing at the API level between releases. For example, we've just published reports for 3.1.3.RELEASE_to_3.2.0.RC2 and 3.2.0.RC1_to_3.2.0.RC2. Spend a little time clicking around – we hope you'll find it's a great way to stay up to date. It helps us too in our own code reviews and when ensuring backward compatibility between releases.
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