The long wait is finally over. We are happy to announce the availability of the 5.4.0 release.
Although a lot has changed under the hood, for most users, it should be a drop-in replacement for any version of the 5.3 series. Please head over to the Release Notes to read about the numerous changes that the 5.4.0 version brings and that make this release one of the best we ever made.
The release is available from the Maven Central Repository, or as a direct download.
And as always, if you experience any issues with the new version, please report them on the users' mailing list or create a JIRA issue.