(2006/4/23) - We're pleased to announce that Spring Framework 2.0 M4 has been released. Here's Juergen's original announcement:
Dear Spring community,
We are pleased to announce that Spring 2.0 M4 has been released. Download | Docs | Changelog
Spring 2.0 M4 is the fourth milestone of the next generation of Spring.
The new and noteworthy include:
This release also contains numerous fixes for issues discovered since M3. Users of previous milestones are encouraged to update. See the changelog for details on all M4 changes.
- updated JPA support
- named parameter support for JDBC acces
- refined XML schema namespaces
- auto-proxying for FactoryBean-created objects
- and many other refinements noted in the changelog.
With this release we are approaching a feature freeze for the 2.0 production target, with only a few further features and refinements planned for inclusion in 2.0. The next release will be Spring 2.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1), scheduled for May.
We will also release a 1.2.8 maintenance release within a few days, backporting all applicable fixes from 2.0 M4. (This is already available from mbranch-1-2 in CVS, awaiting final tests.)
Enjoy and keep the feedback rolling in,
Lead, Spring Framework Development
Chief Architect, Interface21