Today, we published a new maintenance release of Hibernate ORM 5.3: 5.3.22.Final.
This release makes even our oldest maintained version compatible with java 17, so even if you don’t want to upgrade to Hibernate ORM 5.4 or 5.5 yet, using 5.3 isn’t going to hold you back from upgrading to JDK 17.
We upgraded Gradle to use the Toolchains support, which allows us to build with Java 8 and run tests on all other versions
We also upgraded ByteBuddy and Javassist to support JDK17 (and works on JDK18 previews as well)
For the full list of changes in this version see the Release Notes.
All details are available and up to date on the dedicated page on hibernate.org.