When I was using 1.2.5, only in one of my web project that Spring IDE was able to find beans defined in different xml file. But in this 1.3 version, that project was dead as well.
Here's what I was doing
The bean 'interviewService' is defined in another xml file, I added both file into Spring Beans config, but it still issued warning of 'Referenced bean interviewService not found'.
<bean id="action.suncorpForm" class="au.com.auscript.web.firmuser.flow.SuncorpFormFlowAction">
That's really annoying cos it added more than 100 warnings into my Eclipse project.
I didn't use 'import' to include the other xml file into the current one as I think the new version of Spring doesn't required that.
I'm using the latest version of Lomboz (it's basically an eclipse 3.1, hopefully u've heard about it)