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The Play Team is pleased to announce the release of Play Framework 2.8.0-M4. This is the fourth milestone release of Play 2.8.x series. Like all milestone releases, the primary goal is to get feedback, so please let us know if something isn't working or you see something that should be improved. If you are the author of a Play module, we would recommend checking out this release to see how it will affect your module.

There are many improvements and changes at this new release, and you can see them all in Github milestone.


Some of the most relevant changes are:

  1. Akka 2.6.0-M5: as you can see in our roadmap, support Akka 2.6 is a priority, so we are closely tracking Akka 2.6 milestone releases to discover possible integrations problems sooner than later.
  2. Dependency Injection Support for Akka Typed: this milestone introduces better integration with Akka Typed, mainly by supporting multiple flavors of Dependency Injection for Akka Typed Actors.
  3. Use Jackson ObjectMapper provided by Akka: which makes it consistent with Akka 2.6 Serialization defaults and also make the object mapper configurable using application.conf.
  4. Dependencies updates: thanks to scala-steward, all dependencies were updated to the newest versions. The most relevant updates were jackson-databind to, Caffeine 2.8.0, specs2 4.7.0 and Akka HTTP 10.1.9.

There are also many small updates to other APIs, documentation and configurations. See the full list of changes here:

  1. Github milestone
  2. All changes


Finally, thanks to the community for their help with detailed bug reports, discussion about new features, and pull requests review.

Thanks to Lightbend for their continued sponsorship of the Play core team's efforts. Lightbend offers commercial support for Play.

Special thanks to the following contributors who helped with this release: Marcos Pereira, Scala Steward, gurkankaymak, Dale Wijnand, Regan Koopmans, Matthias Kurz, Ander Parra, Eugene Yokota, João Ferreira, xuwei-k, Renato Cavalcanti, Brandon Brown, Sergey Morgunov, Seth Tisue, etienne, Arnout Engelen, igarashi-kazuya, Cédric Chantepie..

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