Right now CXF SpringBoot starters depend on SpringBoot 1.4.x and they have also been updated to make sure they can be run with SpringBoot 1.5.x.
The question is if we should upgrade CXF starters to depend on 1.5.x, i.e, do we still care if SpringBoot 1.4.x can run CXF starters ? Even if we upgrade to 1.5.x they can still probably run with 1.4.x given that as far as API which CXF depends upon has not changed, but it would be worth confirming.
At the moment it appears that we should upgrade to 1.5.x if one of the following happens:
- 1.5.x users report some other issues blocking them from using CXF starters currently depending on 1.4.x
- CXF starters gets enhanced to use 1.5.x features
- 1.4.x becomes a legacy SpringBoot branch