In order to work with Spring Framework, we need to download and install
its stable release(a stable version) which contains all the important JAR files required to develop an application to work with Spring Framework and also its documentation.
Let's see, how to set up download and install Spring Framework.
Steps to download the Spring
In order to download the current Spring Framework stable release, we need to visit the Spring Repository
which opens up like the picture below. This webpage shows you all the Spring Framework releases and the end of the page you see the latest release i.e. version 5.0.7.
We need to click on the link of this latest version and the , which is in the box with the heading Hibernate ORM, as pointed by the
Clicking on the latest release version 5.0.7. Release takes you to the next page, which shows you three options associated with the
latest release i.e. 5.0.7 -
spring-framework-5.0.7.RELEASE-dist.zip - Contains the Spring Framework with documentation, library and schema files.
spring-framework-5.0.7.RELEASE-docs.zip - Contains only the documentation files.
spring-framework-5.0.7.RELEASE-schema.zip - Contains only the schema files.
We need to click on the first option spring-framework-5.0.7.RELEASE-dist.zip.
Clicking on the spring-framework-5.0.7.RELEASE-dist.zip. a new window will pop-up on your screen, asking you save the file by clicking the OK button or
Cancel, please click on the OK button and
the compressed Zip named spring-framework-5.0.7.RELEASE-dist.zip will begin its download.
Installing the Spring Framework
Once the Zip file(containing the Spring Framework) is downloaded, the installation of Spring Framework is as simple as uncompressing this zip file at your preferred place.
We have unzipped this zip file in C: Drive and that's it! This concludes the successful
downloading and installation of the Spring Framework.
In the next article, we are going to teach you, how to create your first application in Spring Framework.