Last night the modern JakartaEE server WildFly released the 13th version and among the list of enhancements you can find an update to all included Hibernate libraries.
Actually it includes both sets of old and new versions of Hibernate libraries!
WildFly 13, like version 12, aims at JavaEE 7 certification so if you start it via its default configuration you will get the old set of Hibernate libraries: Hibernate ORM 5.1.x to implement the JPA 2.1 specification, the older matching Hibernate Search, and the old Hibernate Validator providing the Bean Validation 1.1 implementation.
The main differences from the previous release is the upgrade to Hibernate ORM 5.3.0.Final,
the support for Infinispan Remote native and JPQL queries (without requiring Hibernate Search),
and the use of cluster counters for local caches when generating sequences with Infinispan Embedded.
We just published 5.10.0.Final, the first stable release in the 5.10 branch.
This release brings an upgrade of the ORM integration to ORM 5.3 and JPA 2.2,
an integration to DI frameworks through Hibernate ORM 5.3,
an upgrade to WildFly 12 and JGroups 4,
and JPMS automatic module names.
We just published 5.10.0.CR1, the first candidate release for the 5.10 branch.
This release mainly includes an upgrade to Hibernate ORM 5.3.0.CR2,
but it also adds a few bugfixes and improvements: see below!
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.