Hibernate 3.6.0.Beta4 has been released incorporating mostly minor bugfixes and improvements. Most of the work this cycle went into the improved documentation. For those not aware we are planning on splitting the documentation into 2 books:
The Hibernate team is happy to announce the availability of the 3.6.0.Beta2 release. The major change from Beta1 is the merging of AnnotationConfiguration into Configuration (HHH-5375). AnnotationConfiguration is now completely deprecated.
In triaging a reported issue I ended up having to once again delve into investigating PostgreSQL BLOB suppport. So for the sake of posterity and for the sake of my swiss cheese memory I decided to record my findings here.