[ANNOUNCE] Apache JMeter 5.2 released

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[ANNOUNCE] Apache JMeter 5.2 released

The Apache JMeter team is pleased to announce the availability of Apache
JMeter 5.2 (38eb2be8fb).

This release brings a lot of new and improved features for developers to
deliver load tests faster as part of continuous development factory.

This release brings also two major changes for the distributed
version-control system and the building tool:
    - migration from Subversion (svn) to Git repository (compliant with
GitHub and ASF GitBox)
    - migration from Apache Ant to Gradle build system

You can read the New and Noteworthy section to view improvements and
full list of changes at:

JMeter 5.2 requires Java 8+ to run.

== All users are highly recommended to upgrade  ==

The Apache JMeter application is a 100% pure Java application designed
to test server applications.
It can be used to:
    * generate test loads
    * measure performance.
    * test functional behavior
It includes support for protocols such as HTTP(S), JDBC, JMS, FTP, LDAP,
TCP, native calls and others.
It can also be easily extended with user-written code.

See https://jmeter.apache.org/

Users are highly encouraged to read the JMeter Best Practices section:

The release can be downloaded from:

When downloading, please verify signatures using the KEYS file:

Only the binary archive is needed to run JMeter - there is no need to
download the source archive.

However there are some optional libraries which are not included.
See the "Getting Started" page for details:

JMeter artifacts can be downloaded on Maven Central :

The JMeter team


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