3.5.1-Final is a maintenance release of mainly minor bug fixes. Two fixes in particular were non-minor:
Yaay, we made it! :)
Ehcache 2.0, which was recently released, supports the new Hibernate 3.3/3.5 SPI with its CacheRegionFactory.
Norman Richards has left Red Hat to work for a startup company. Thanks, Norman, for all your work on the Seam project over the last 4 years, and good luck with your new endeavor.
I am pleased to announce that we have just released Hibernate version 3.5.0-CR-1. As a refresher, Hibernate follows the JBoss versioing scheme where CR is a
Candidate for Release (what many of you might call RC). The main stated goal of 3.5 is JPA 2 compliance. This is the first release we believe achieves that goal entirely. In fact we are in the process of certifying for standalone JPA 2 compliance and have integrated this CR into the imminent JBoss AS M2 release as part of their effort towards full Java EE 6 compliance.
In terms of JPA 2, its really easier to start talking about things not yet implemented :) The set of missing features are defined by the unresolved subtasks of the following 2 Jira issues:
Specific JPA 2 related enhancements from Beta-2 include: