Good news for all of you waiting for an early version of Hibernate Validator 5 in order to experiment with the new Bean Validation 1.1 (JSR 349) features. Hibernate Validator 5.0.0.Alpha1 is now available for download in the JBoss Maven Repository under the GAV org.hibernate:hibernate-validator:5.0.0.Alpha1 or via SourceForge.
Moving along the road to a Hibernate Validator 4.3 release I am happy to announce the release of Hibernate Validator 4.3.0.Beta1.
A question which came up recently a lot was the question about the release plan for Hibernate Validator 4.3. It is time for an answer.
So it's official Bean Validation 1.1 has started. It has been voted yes by the JCP expert committee yesterday.
You might have heard the news: JBoss AS 7 is out :) What does it mean from an Hibernate user perspective?
Hibernate Validator 4.2.0.CR1 is finally ready for download via the JBoss Maven Repository or SourceForge. We promise you won't have to wait so long for 4.2.0.Final. In total we addressed 28 issues. Most of the issues where minor bug fixes, documentation and code refactorings. Thanks you everyone providing bug reports and helping us to make Validator even better :-)
Well not really ;)
Yyou probably don't know it yet but Hibernate Core and Hibernate Validator source code is now on Git and Hibernate Search and co will likely follow very soon. There are various reasons for the move but to summarize it, life was not bad under SVN but it's really great under Git.