Today I have released Hibernate ORM 5.0 (5.0.0.Final). This has been a long time coming and is the result
of the efforts of many folks. Thanks to everyone who helped us get here with fixes, bug reports, suggestions,
input and encouragement!
A lot of development has gone into 5.0. Here are the big points:
Today I released a fourth candidate release for Hibernate ORM 5.0 (5.0.0.CR4). The purpose was entirely to change the defaults
for some settings. This allowed some additional fixes and additional documentation work to make it in.
Yesterday I released the third candidate release for Hibernate ORM 5.0 (5.0.0.CR3). We felt another CR was warranted
because we had some minor integration (SPI) work that we needed to make in to Final, but too much development had happened since
the second CR to be considered risk free to just include everything into Final. At any rate CR3 got lots of great TLC :) The
complete set of changes can be seen in the Jira changelog. The
main changes include:
The second candidate release for Hibernate ORM 5.0. CR2 was required because of a bug in how class-loading
worked in certain managed JPA environments. The details can be found in HHH-9887. The main changes
since CR1 include:
We just got done releasing Hibernate O/RM 5.0.0.Beta1. I will follow up later with a more in depth blog post for 5.0.0.Final, but this first Beta implements all new APIs and most new features. Specifically in this Beta include: