This is the second CR release for the Hibernate ORM 5.3 family. 5.3 represents a JPA 2.2 compatible version
on top of 5.2.
CR1 was work done to verify against the JPA 2.2 TCK. CR2 was, partially, work done based on the efforts
of WildFly to certify against the full EE TCK, which has additional JPA-related tests.
The remainder of CR2 work mainly focused on binary compatibility for 5.3 with 5.1 and 5.2. Most of that
work has been done under HHH-12424 and its sub-tasks. It
was this work mainly that caused the delays in getting CR2 released. I apologize for that delay, but this was
deemed a very important task.
We just published 5.10.0.Beta2, the second beta release for the 5.10 branch.
This release mainly includes an upgrade to WildFly 12 for the JBoss modules,
but it also adds a few bugfixes and improvements: see below!
Following the "release early, release often" motto, here comes a new version of Hibernate Validator, 6.0.9.Final.
It brings some nice improvements and fixes a couple of bugs.
This is a recommended upgrade for everyone using Hibernate Validator and it is a drop-in replacement of 6.0.8.Final, except if you already started to use the new constraint validator payload feature (see below).