Hibernate ORM 4.2.6.Final was just released with 20 fixes. Please see the full changelog for more information: https://hibernate.atlassian.net/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10031&version=14150.
There were a couple of notable changes:
- HHH-8363 corrected numerous memory leaks involving stopping/destroying ORM and references to ClassLoaders not being GC'd
- HHH-8476 automatically deletes rows in the foreign key join table when an element is removed from a many-to-many association
JBoss Nexus: https://repository.jboss.org/nexus/content/groups/public/org/hibernate
Maven Central: http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/hibernate/hibernate-core (should update in a couple of days)
Downloads: 4.2.6.Final ZIP, 4.2.6.Final TGZ