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Spring Roo 1.2.2 released

SpringSource have announced the latest release to their open source super-speedy application development tool, as Spring Roo 1.2.2 has emerged, bringing with it fixes for around 40 bugs.

The second maintenance release in the Spring Roo 1.2 series focuses on making sure everything is as up-to-date as possible, including support for Spring Framework 3.1.1 and JDK 7. Project Lead Alan Stewart also detailed a new 'tailor' feature within Spring Roo 1.2.2, donated by partner Accenture. This add-on makes Roo infinitely more powerful as it allows teams using Roo to streamline their usage in large projects, giving greater co-ordination over bigger groups. It also allows single users to define an approach and translate that over into multiple projects, saving valuable working for next time. The tailor feature should give Spring Roo an extra bit of zip for those wanting a fully-built Java application as quickly as possible.

Other bugs quashed include building and compling problems, one-to-one relations in stack overflow testing, JSON invalid examples and some naming conflicts. To have a glance at them all, check out the Release Notes. This marks the second update this year for SpringSource's rapid instant Java application builder, as Roo 1.2.1 focused on performance enhancements. 

You can of course download it via the Community Downloads page, and you can soon integrate it into your arsenal of technologies.

Chris Mayer

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