I am pleased to announce that we have just released Hibernate version 3.5.0-CR-1. As a refresher, Hibernate follows the JBoss versioing scheme where CR is a Candidate for Release (what many of you might call RC). The main stated goal of 3.5 is JPA 2 compliance. This is the first release we believe achieves that goal entirely. In fact we are in the process of certifying for standalone JPA 2 compliance and have integrated this CR into the imminent JBoss AS M2 release as part of their effort towards full Java EE 6 compliance.
IntelliJ now has support for the new JPA 2.0 typesafe query facility I've beenbloggingabout. It's very important that this stuff works smoothly with tooling, so it's great to see that the tooling vendors are on this early.