We just released Hibernate Validator 6.1.3.Final which contains some fixes for our translations and a performance improvement for validation of executables (i.e. methods and constructors).

This is a recommended upgrade for everyone using Hibernate Validator and it is a drop-in replacement for 6.1.2.Final.

We also released 6.0.19.Final.

What’s new

Performance improvements

When validating an executable (i.e. a constructor or a method), we use its signature to retrieve the metadata of the executable in the metadata registry of Hibernate Validator.

The generation of this signature was far from optimal especially in terms of memory allocations and got greatly improved in 6.1.3.Final.

Full changelog

The complete list of fixed issues can be found on our JIRA.

Getting 6.1.3.Final

To get the release with Maven, Gradle etc. use the following GAV coordinates:

  • org.hibernate.validator:hibernate-validator:6.1.3.Final

  • org.hibernate.validator:hibernate-validator-cdi:6.1.3.Final

  • org.hibernate.validator:hibernate-validator-annotation-processor:6.1.3.Final

Note that the group id has changed from org.hibernate (Hibernate Validator 5 and earlier) to org.hibernate.validator (from Hibernate Validator 6 onwards).

Alternatively, a distribution bundle containing all the bits is provided on SourceForge (TAR.GZ, ZIP).

If you want to benefit from the new features of this version on WildFly, we also provide WildFly patches for WildFly 18 and WildFly 17.0.1. You can read about how to apply such patches here.


We also released 6.0.19.Final with several translation fixes and the backport of the BeanMetaDataClassNormalizer introduced in 6.1 for Quarkus.

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