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Java News Roundup: Helidon 4.0-Alpha4, Spring, GlassFish, Quarkus, Ktor, (Re)Introducing RIFE2


This week's Java roundup for January 30th, 2023, features news from JDK 20, JDK 21, Spring Tools 4.17.2, GlassFish 7.0.1, Quarkus 2.16.1, Helidon 4.0.0.-ALPHA4, Hibernate Search 6.1.8 and 5.11.12, PrimeFaces 11.0.10 and 12.0.3, Apache Commons CSV 1.10.0, JHipster Lite 0.27.0, Ktor 2.2.3 and (re)introducing RIFE2 1.0.

JDK 20

Build 34 of the JDK 20 early-access builds was made available this past week, featuring updates from Build 33 that include fixes to various issues. More details on this build may be found in the release notes.

JDK 21

Build 8 of the JDK 21 early-access builds was also made available this past week featuring updates from Build 7 that include fixes to various issues. More details on this build may be found in the release notes.

For JDK 20 and JDK 21, developers are encouraged to report bugs via the Java Bug Database.

Spring Framework

The release of Spring Tools 4.17.2 delivers bug fixes and improvements such as: a NullPointerException from the OpenRewrite Java Parser; update the generated parser for Java properties with latest version of ANTLR runtime; provide more information about the definition of "Java sources reconciling;" and execution of the upgrade recipe for Spring Boot 3.0 throws an exception. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.


The Eclipse Foundation has released GlassFish 7.0.1 featuring: dependency upgrades; an overhaul of some class loader mechanics to speed up operations; and a more reliable monitoring of server shutdown. GlassFish 7 is compatible with Jakarta EE 10 with JDK 11 as a minimal version. However, it compiles and runs on JDK 11 to JDK 19 with success of initial tests on Build 30 of the JDK 20 early-access builds.


Less than a week after the release of Quarkus 2.16.0, Quarkus 2.16.1.Final, a maintenance release that was made available to the Java community. This release ships with bug fixes, improvements in documentation and dependency upgrades. The format for Micrometer metrics has migrated to Prometheus. More details on this release may be found in the changelog.


Oracle has released Helidon 4.0.0-ALPHA4 which delivers support for Helidon MP on Helidon Níma, a microservices framework based on virtual threads, and provides full support of MicroProfile 5.0-based applications working on virtual threads. Other notable changes include: a more efficient web server shutdown strategy; a deprecation of the MicroProfile Tracing specification; and enhancements to the Helidon builders. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.


Versions 6.1.8.Final and 5.11.12.Final of Hibernate Search were made available this past week.

Version 6.1.8 features: automatic reindexing will no longer be skipped when changing a property annotated with @OneToOne(mappedBy = ...) @IndexedEmbedded; regular testing of Hibernate Search 6.1 for compatibility with Hibernate ORM 6.2; and dependency upgrades to Hibernate ORM 5.6.12.Final and Jackson 2.13.4.

Version 5.11.12 features an updating/deleting of entities in one tenant will no longer remove entities with the same ID from the index for other tenants.


PrimeFaces 12.0.3 and 11.0.10 have been released delivering fixes such as: an implementation of between and notBetween values for the filterMatchMode property within the JpaLazyDataModel class; the cookie name that violates the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Rule 941130; and the convertToType() method defined in the JpaLazyDataModel class throws a FacesException for java.util.Date. More details on these releases may be found in the list of issues for version 12.0.3 and version 11.0.10.

Apache Software Foundation

Apache Commons CSV 1.10.0 has been released with notable changes such as: the get(Enum) method defined in the CSVRecord class should use the name() method instead of the toString() method from the Enum class; the toList() method defined in the CSVRecord class does not provide write access to a newly-created List; and identify duplicates in null, empty and blank header names in the CSVParser class. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.


JHipster Lite 0.27.0 has been released featuring: a refactor of the bootstrapping; support for Apache Cassandra; a new inject() function and self-closing component tags defined in the Angular frontend; and a number of dependency upgrades, the most notable of which is Angular 15.1.3.

The JHipster team has completed a migration to the authorizeHttpRequests() method defined within the HttpSecurity class of Spring Security 6.0 that migrates from an allow-by-default to a deny-by-default behavior for increased security.


JetBrains has released version 2.2.3 of Ktor, the asynchronous framework for creating microservices and web applications, that include improvements such as: the FileStorage function throws a FileNotFoundException when the request path is long; the HttpRequestRetry retries on the FileNotFoundException thrown by FileStorage; and a multipart File doesn't upload the whole file and throws an "Unexpected EOF: expected 4096 more bytes" for larger files. More details on this release may be found in the what's new page.


Geert Bevin, software engineering and product manager at Moog Music, has revamped and reintroduced his original RIFE framework, active from 2000-2010, with version 1.0.0 of RIFE2, a full-stack framework to create web applications with modern Java. Version 1.0.0 is the initial stable release that includes: a redesign and rework of the continuations workflow engine; internal concurrency fixes and improvements; a safety check to prohibit routing changes after deployment; and a new MemoryResources class that offers capabilities from implementations of the ResourceFinder and ResourceWriter interfaces for resources that are stored in a memory. InfoQ will follow up with a more detailed news story.

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