For those who are already familiar with Spring Integration, this chapter provides a brief overview of the new features of version 6.1.

If you are interested in the changes and features that were introduced in earlier versions, see the Change History.

What’s New in Spring Integration 6.1?

If you are interested in more details, see the Issue Tracker tickets that were resolved as part of the 6.1 development process.

In general the project has been moved to the latest dependency versions.

New Components

Zip Support

The Zip Spring Integration Extension project has been migrated as the spring-integration-zip module. See Zip Support for more information.

General Changes

  • Added support for transforming to/from Protocol Buffers. See Protocol Buffers Transformers for more information.

  • The MessageFilter now emits a warning into logs when message is silently discarded and dropped. See Filter for more information.

  • The default timeout for send and receive operations in gateways and replying channel adapters has been changed from infinity to 30 seconds. Only one left as a 1 second is a receiveTimeout for PollingConsumer to not block a scheduler thread too long and let other queued tasks to be performed with the TaskScheduler.

Web Sockets Changes

A ClientWebSocketContainer can now be configured with a predefined URI instead of a combination of uriTemplate and uriVariables. See WebSocket Overview for more information.

JMS Changes

The JmsInboundGateway, via its ChannelPublishingJmsMessageListener, can now be configured with a replyToExpression to resolve a reply destination against the request message at runtime. See JMS Inbound Gateway for more information.