The dust is settling around JSR-303 and we are happy to release Hibernate Validator 4.0.0.CR1. With this release we will be going into feature freeze, especially since we aligned it with JBoss AS 5.2 and Glassfish for integration.
With work on version 3.2 of Hibernate Search well underway and a range of very interesting features in the pipeline (eg programmatic configuration API, bulk indexing and dynamic boosting), we decided to provide some of the bug fixes also for the 3.1 version of Hibernate Search. Hence here is Hibernate Search 3.1.1 GA. On top of several bug fixes which are listed in the release notes we also upgraded Lucene from 2.4 to 2.4.1.
Following the Roadmap version 4.0.0 Alpha2 of Hibernate Validator is now available. This implementation is based on JSR 303 Specification 1.0.Beta4. The distribution contains everything you need to get started. If not let us know what you are
Just came back from Nürnberg where I was invited to present Hibernate Search at the Herbstcampus conference. It was the first year for this conference with the hope of making it an established yearly event. Given that already in the first year over 200 people showed up Herbstcampus might be on the right track.
Just waiting for my flight back to Sweden after being invited to present Hibernate Search at the monthly JBUG Munich meeting. I was pleasantly suprised that despite school holidays a respectable crowd showed up for the meeting. The feedback was throughout positiv and hopefully there are now a few new Search convertees spreading the word in Munich.