Due to recent release of Jackson 2.0, hope it is on the road map to give Spring user the option to use Jackson 2.0 for Jackson related json functions. Jackson 2.x has different package name for its classes to let code with 1.x be able to coexist. Maybe a new set of the Spring classes need to be created for the same reason for those who like to use the 2.x while others can remain on 1.x. For example MappingJacksonJsonView remains but with MappingJacksonJsonView2 for the 2.x Jackson. I believe someone has better idea how to get it done.