I'm sure many of you have already either discovered this download on the download page in the past few days or have seen the various announcements, blogs, and news postings, but I wanted to post here as well.
I would especially like to thank all of you involved in this forum for the feedback that you have provided. The use-cases, pain points, and feature requests discussed within this forum have been immensely helpful for the evolution of Spring Integration over the past year. Those of you who have kept up with each milestone know that it has been a bumpy ride at times. I believe that was necessary to achieve a clean model that we can continue to build upon for future versions, and I sincerely hope that when you start using this final 1.0.0 release, you will agree that it has been worth the ride.
There are already a lot of discussions here regarding new features. Please keep that discussion going!, and keep an eye on JIRA (http://jira.springframework.org/browse/INT). Over the next few days and weeks, the plan for upcoming versions will start to take shape there.
The official announcement is here: