Apache ActiveMQ 5.3 is primarily a maintenance release which resolves 98 issues.
The most improved areas in this release are:
It is essential that you verify the integrity of the downloaded files using the PGP or MD5 signatures. The PGP signatures can be verified using PGP or GPG. Begin by following these steps:
(Where <version> is replaced with the actual version, e.g., 5.1.0, 5.2.0, etc.).
Alternatively, you can verify the MD5 signature on the files. A Unix program called md5 or md5sum is included in most Linux and Unix distributions. It is also available as part of GNU Textutils. Windows users can utilize any of the following md5 programs:
To use this release in your maven project, the proper dependency configuration that you should use in your Maven POM is:
For a more detailed view of new features and bug fixes, see the release notes
Also see the previous ActiveMQ 5.3.0 Release