CDI (JSR-299) and Weld 1.0 are almost a reality. We've got word from Sun that CDI and the rest of Java EE 6 will be submitted to the JCP on November 9. I've spent the last few days filling out the Javadoc for the CDI API and SPI packages and making some last-minute cleanups to the spec. Meanwhile, Pete and the others are fixing bugs in the RI and TCK. This process has taken more than 3 years, and an incredible amount of pain, but we're now looking at one of the most well-reviewed JCP specifications ever.
Hibernate Validator 4.0.1 is now available and can be downloaded from here. This release addresses issues discovered by the JCP integration efforts for JSR-303. Of course we used this opportunity to also fix some bugs identified by the community. Thanks for all the feedback.
Steven Boscarine has written a nice short tutorial on getting up and running with Weld and JSF on Jetty, using Maven. Note that there's a bit more boilerplate here than there would be in a Java EE environment, since integration of Weld in Jetty requires explicit configuration. Nevertheless, I think Steven does a good job of demonstrating that it's easy to get up and running with this stuff.