Before I start, I want to mention that Seam 3 is extremely green right now. The main motivation for jumping into now is to work out the kinks in the JSR-299 and JSF 2 implementations. Plus, I'm starting to get the word out about what's going on with Seam 3 so that you can help drive its future and be a part of the process.
With work on version 3.2 of Hibernate Search well underway and a range of very interesting features in the pipeline (eg programmatic configuration API, bulk indexing and dynamic boosting), we decided to provide some of the bug fixes also for the 3.1 version of Hibernate Search. Hence here is Hibernate Search 3.1.1 GA. On top of several bug fixes which are listed in the release notes we also upgraded Lucene from 2.4 to 2.4.1.
Haha, just stumbled across this. It's funny to see, a whole three years after the end of the Persistence Wars, and in the face of the incredible success of JPA in almost every corner of Java development, that the conspiracy theorists are still out there, darkly hinting that commercial organisations like Oracle, IBM, RedHat ... have their own vested interest in RDBMS technologies, or in selling application servers.
JSR-314 has passed its final approval ballot. Finally, JSF gets a chance to live up to its promise. JSF 2.0 brings a bunch of innovation that happened in third-party extensions (including Facelets, Seam and Ajax4JSF) back into the specification. Back in July '07, I wrote up this wishlist and it's great to see that most of the issues on this list (and much more) have been addressed. It takes an enormous amount of work to put together a specification like this, so please join me in thanking the expert group. Of course, I should especially thank the members of my team (Dan Allen and Pete Muir) who worked hard on getting some important features in very late in the cycle.
In case you missed the announcement, which is highly possible as I think the main voice behind AS, Dimitris, is driving with his motorcycle across Europe and the US team is enjoying a day off with national holiday.