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MicroProfile, an Open-Source Community that collaborates on enterprise Java microservices, would like to announce the release of MicroProfile 5.0.

MicroProfile 5.0 enables MicroProfile APIs to be used together with Jakarta EE 9.1 (Jakarta EE namespace). This release was mainly focused on updating dependencies from javax to jakarta, as well as overall stability and usability improvements.

MicroProfile 5.0 lays the foundation for the rapid innovation  of MicroProfile APIs  for its 2022 releases.

[Required] Passing the 8 MicroProfile Specification TCKs

[Optional] Passing the 5 Jakarta Specification TCKs

The Compatibility Certification Request (CCR) accepts any version matching Java SE 8 or higher. The compatible implementation for releasing MicroProfile 5.0 is Open Liberty The test results for MicroProfile 5.0 can be viewed from here. This Open Liberty blog has more information for you to get started with MicroProfile 5.0.

The release follows the new MicroProfile Specification Process that adds agility to the release process to meet the MicroProfile three times per-year (February, June & October) release cadence.

Each specification included in MicroProfile 5.0 has updated its dependencies from javax to jakarta. Therefore, this release introduces incompatible changes.

MicroProfile 5.0 component specification updates

microprofile-5.0Figure 1: MicroProfile Specifications

Figure 1 outlines the specifications included in MicroProfile 5.0 and standalone specifications.  The MicroProfile 5.0 component specification updates are outlined below and also available in the MicroProfile 5.0 presentation.

Additional benefits include:


About MicroProfile

The MicroProfile community is thriving and always on the lookout for new members to join the family. This Open Source community cares about its members and will do its best to keep the hurdles of getting involved as low as possible. Join us!

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MP 5.0 Release Stewards:

Emily Jiang Edwin Derks & Emerson Castaneda


Amelia Eiras  Tetiana Fydorenchyk

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