The Hibernate team is proud to announce the 4.3.0.CR1 release of Hibernate ORM. This is the first release candidate for 4.3 and JPA 2.1 support. For those who maybe are not familiar with our release methodology, this means that in 2-3 weeks this release will essentially be re-tagged as Final unless some critical bugs are reported with it in the meantime.
Shortly after releasing 4.2.7.Final, a regression was found (caused in 4.2.6.Final) that may affect some usages of Date, Calendar-as-a-Date, and JDBC Dates. See https://hibernate.atlassian.net/browse/HHH-8617 for more information. So, we decided to release 4.2.7.SP1 to correct it.