The second release towards JPA 2 support. Specific JPA 2 related enhancements from Beta-1 include:
- Initial implementation of criteria query compiling and execution
- Better metamodel API coverage, including StaticMetamodel support in conjunction with the Hibernate StaticMetamodel Generator Annotation Processor. Still a few use cases missing wrt distinguishing cardinality.
Additional enhancements from Beta-1 include:
- JDBC 4 support
- Support for column-level read/write fragments (HBM only for now)
- Support for Infinispan as a second-level cache provider
Check out the release notes for the full list of changes.
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