RESTEasy 4.4.0.Final: moving to Jakarta artifacts and much more

By Alessio Soldano | October 30, 2019

Just before Halloween, here is another nice release of RESTEasy!

The new version comes with:

  • a bunch of new features in the Spring Web integration area
  • many enhancements, mainly aiming at improving performances
  • a lot of component upgrades, to pull in the latest / greatest available dependencies
  • some important bug fixes (including one for a potential memory leak in the Reactor Netty client integration)   In addition to that, RESTEasy 4.4.0.Final is the first version relying directly or indirectly on Jakarta EE API artifacts. We've been replacing all JavaEE API dependencies with the corresponding Jakarta EE 8 ones, while moving to new major versions of JBoss spec API artifacts (now forked from Jakarta EE APIs). This basically followed the same approach we used in WildFly (read more from Brian here, if interested).   The 4.4.0.Final release artifacts are available on Maven Central and JBoss Nexus repositories as usual and the distribution can also be downloaded at https://resteasy.github.io/

Finally, Quarkus 0.27 has just been released too, and it includes RESTEasy 4.4.0.Final… time to give it a try ;-)

Feedback is welcome as usual!

Enjoy!