Dear Spring Community,
We are pleased to announce that Spring IDE 2.0 M4 has been released. This is the fourth milestone on our way to 2.0 final, introducing new features and fixing a bunch of bugs since M3. The release is available from the Eclipse Update Manager update site.
M4 is the first version that is released under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0. You can get some background information about the license change here.
Here is a list of the features and improvements:
- Changed license from Apache License 2.0 to Eclipse Public License 1.0 #550
- Spring Project Properties pages of Beans Support and Web Flow Support are combined under a common category page #525
- Enable/Disable Spring IDE's Project Builders per project on common Spring Project Properties page #540
- Improved integration with Eclipse's Project Explorer
Web Flow Support
- Improved performance and memory footprint of AOP reference model building #519, #552 and #553
- Fixed support for proxy-target-class configuration setting #581
Please make sure that you provide us with your thoughts and feedback to help further improve Spring IDE on its way to 2.0 final. Enter your bug reports in our ticket system.
- Added a validator for Web Flow files #500
- Added ability to link a Web Flow file to a Beans Config Set in addition to only a Beans Config #560
- Several bug fixes that came up after the first version of the graphical and XML Web Flow Editor
We are planning on having one release candidate release around the end of May and the final version of Spring IDE 2.0 ready around SpringOne.
There are two features that we want to add to Spring IDE before we go RC1: Support for Spring JavaConfig and integration with Mylar. Work on these two has already been started; check out the nightly builds in the coming days.
Torsten & Christian