Hibernate ORM 4.2.0.CR2 was just released. The full changelog can be viewed here: https://hibernate.onjira.com/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10031&version=12651
In addition to numerous bug fixes and improvements, this CR was necessary due to a critical regression: HHH-8025
As usual, thank you to the community for all the support and hard work!
Maven Central: http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/hibernate/hibernate-core (should update in a couple of days)