Hibernate Core 4.0.0.Beta2 has just been released. Most of the work in this release deals with continuing to tidy up the new metamodel. The complete list of its changes can be found in the JIRA release notes
Ceylon is a language for defining structured data as well as regular procedural code. One of the first things you run into when defining data formats is the need for micro-languages - syntactic validation for character strings that represent literal values of some data type. For example:
The Hibernate team have released the 3.6.3.Final maintenance release of Hibernate Core. This is a minor maintenance release with bug fixes. As always, the release is available from both SourceForge in bundle form as well as the JBoss Nexus repository under the org.hibernate groupId.