This release is one of the largest updates in Upload Suite history - it includes more than 40 improvements. The jewel in a crown is an ability to upload really large files (gigabytes) by splitting them into smaller chunks. However it is not the only improvement.
Since the date of Java shutdown in Chrome is approaching, I would like to write a review of Java uploader vs. its HTML5 counterpart. What features you will lose if you switch from Java to HTML5? Are they critical? Let's try to figure out.