The Hibernate team is happy to announce the availability of the 3.6.0.Beta2 release. The major change from Beta1 is the merging of AnnotationConfiguration into Configuration (HHH-5375). AnnotationConfiguration is now completely deprecated.
Additionally a lot of work went into the initial effort of merging the previous annotations reference manual into the main reference manual. The docs are in an OK enough state that I felt more comfortable uploading them to the docs server:
A lot more work will be going into the docs for 3.6.
For more details about 3.6.0.Beta2, including the full list of changes, see the release page.