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Java News Roundup: JReleaser 1.2, Spring Batch, PrimeFaces, Quarkus, JobRunr, Apache Beam

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It was very quiet for Java news during the week of August 22nd, 2022, featuring news from JDK 19, JDK 20, Spring Batch 5.0.0-M5, Quarkus 2.11.3, JReleaser 1.2.0, PrimeFaces 12.0.0-M3, JobRunr 5.1.8, Apache Beam 2.14.0 and Apache Johnzon 1.2.19.

JDK 19

JDK 19 remains in its release candidate phase with the anticipated GA release on September 20, 2022. The release notes include links to documents such as the complete API specification and an annotated API specification comparing the differences between JDK 18 (Build 36) and JDK 19 (Build 36). InfoQ will follow-up with a more detailed news story.

JDK 20

Build 12 of the JDK 20 early-access builds was also made available this past week, featuring updates from Build 11 that include fixes to various issues. Further details on this build may be found in the release notes.

For JDK 19 and JDK 20, developers are encouraged to report bugs via the Java Bug Database.

Spring Framework

After a very busy previous week, it was a very quiet week for the Spring team.

On the road to Spring Batch 5.0.0, the fifth milestone release was made available with updates that include: removing the autowiring of jobs in JobLauncherTestUtils class; a migration to JUnit Jupiter; and improvements in documentation. This release also features dependency upgrades to Spring Framework 6.0.0-M5, Spring Data 2022.0.0-M5, Spring Integration 6.0.0-M4, Spring AMQP 3.0.0-M3, Spring for Apache Kafka 3.0.0-M5, Micrometer 1.10.0-M4 and Hibernate 6.1.2.Final. And finally, Spring Batch 5.0.0-M5 introduces two deprecations, namely: the Hibernate ItemReader and ItemWriter interfaces for cursor/paging are now deprecated in favor of using the ones based on the Jakarta Persistence specification; and the AssertFile utility class was also deprecated due to the discovery of two static methods in JUnit that provide the same functionality. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.


Red Hat has released Quarkus 2.11.3.Final that ships with a comprehensive fix for CVE-2022-2466, a vulnerability discovered in the SmallRye GraphQL server extension in which server requests were not properly terminated. There were also dependency upgrades to mariadb-java-client 3.0.7, postgresql 42.4.1 and 42.4.2 and mysql-connector-java 8.0.30. Further details on this release may be found in the release notes.


Version 1.2.0 of JReleaser, a Java utility that streamlines creating project releases, has been made available featuring: support for Flatpak as a packager; allowing basedir to be a named template; allowing a message file, with each line as a separate message and to skip empty/blank lines, on Twitter via Twitter4J; and an option to configure unused custom launchers as it was discovered via the logs that the -add-launcher argument was not being passed. There were also numerous dependency upgrades such as: jsonschema 4.26.0, github-api 1.308, slf4j 2.0.0, aws-java-sdk 1.12.270 and 1.12.290 and jsoup 1.15.3. More details on this release may be found in the changelog.


On the road to PrimeFaces 12.0.0, the third release candidate has been made available featuring: a fix for the AutoComplete component not working on Apache MyFaces; a new showMinMaxRange attribute to allow navigation past min/max dates with a default value of true; and a new showSelectAll attribute to the DataTable component to display the “select all checkbox” inside the column's header. Further details may be found in the list of issues.


Ronald Dehuysser, founder and primary developer of JobRunr, a utility to perform background processing in Java, has released version 5.1.8 that features the ability to turn off metrics for background job servers.

Apache Software Foundation

Apache Beam 2.41.0 has been released featuring numerous bug fixes and support for the KV class for the Python RunInference transform for Java. More details on this release may be found in the release notes and a more in-depth introduction to Apache Beam may be found in this InfoQ technical article.

Version 1.2.19 of Apache Johnzon, a project that fully implements the JSR 353, Java API for JSON Processing (JSON-P), and JSR 367, Java API for JSON Binding (JSON-B) specifications, has been released featuring: basic support of enumerations in the PojoGenerator class; adding JSON-Schema to onEnum callback; ensuring an import of JsonbProperty when enumerations use it; and exposing the toJavaName() method to subclasses in the PojoGenerator class. Further details on this release may be found in the changelog.

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