In the good spirit of open source, any Hibernate ORM issue should be accompanied by a replicating test case.
The test case is a proof that the issue really exists and is reproducible.
To simplify the test case writing procedure, Hibernate provides a series of templates that you can just grab from GitHub.
Thanks to these tests, the issue reporter can focus on the actual persistence-related problem since the templates take care of all the bootstrapping logic.
Previously, the test case templates were available only for the Hibernate native API,
which was fine as long as you’re familiar with it.
Because many projects use Hibernate as a JPA provider, it’s very convenient to offer a JPA bootstrap environment as well.
And that’s what we did.
Starting this year, we are going to host a series of articles focused on the Hibernate community.
We are going to share blog posts, forum and StackOverflow questions, that are especially relevant to our users.
The 5th bug-fix release for Hibernate ORM 5.0 has just been tagged and published. This release and the upcoming 5.0.6 release have been done on an accelerated timebox of 2 weeks (from the normal 4 weeks for bugfix releases) due to US holidays.
The complete list of changes can be found here (or here for people without a Hibernate Jira account).