The Spring team is pleased to announce that the new Spring support forums are live. The forums are available at:
The new forum infrastructure will allow support questions to be answered in a more efficient fashion, but with less chance of things slipping through the cracks. Additionally, users may easily search for existing answers to their questions, hopefully reducing effort for everybody.
It is expected that the use of the existing SourceForge forums and SourceForge 'springframework-user' mailing list will be replaced by the new forums, after an initial short trial period running in parallel. We encourage all users to direct support questions to the new forums. While we understand that some users do like mailing lists for support, it is important to realize that consolidating to the new forum infrastructure will reduce duplication, and save time for Spring developers, allowing them to work more on code and documentation. The dev list will continue to be used for spring development.
Note that while a default look and feel is set for new forum users, you may from the preferences page of the site choose another template that is more to your liking. 6-7 template variations have been installed.