I'd like to understand the current status of Java-config / Java-based container configuration.
In my humble understanding the work on standalone Java-config project is stale since 1.0.0M4 in favor of integration with Spring3, so generally, there is not reason to sick to it.
On the other hand, the current implementation in Spring3 RC2 is only a subset of the standalone Java-config capabilities. A lot of features, existing in 1.0.0M4 simply do not exist in Spring3 RC2. E.g. - @AspectJAutoProxy, @AnnotationDrivenTx, etc.
Generally, Release Candidate implies that feature-freeze. Does it mean final version of Spring3 Java config won't have those critical features?
When considering using Java-config for new project, which path should I take?