There has been a lot of release activity on the Hibernate front lately and it is my pleasure to announce that Hibernate Validator just joined the party with the release of Hibernate Validator 5.3.0.Final.
I’m proud to announce our team is a bit larger nowadays, and more contributors are volunteering too, so we managed to increase the development pace. Today we release version 5.6.0.Beta3, 5.7.0.Alpha1 and 5.5.5.Final.
We are making good progress working on Bean Validation 2.0 and we decided to move the target version for BV 2.0 to Hibernate Validator 6 (see more at the end of this post!).
We did not want to leave 5.3 half backed so we are preparing a 5.3 release with bugfixes, additional translations… and a few new features. This Candidate Release 1 is the first step towards this process. Expect a quick 5.3.0.Final release after that so please test this version as thoroughly as possible and report any bugs you may find in it!