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.
At JavaOne this year, I gave a more advanced presentation than usual on how to use Bean Validation. A few folks have asked me to share it and there it is.
Gunnar asked me an interesting question on Bean Validation. Instead of keeping the knowledge private, I thought it would be useful to share more wildly.
There are no functional changes between CR1 and this Final release. Some minor issues in the @Min, @Max and @EmailValidator got fixed (HV-335, HV-339) as well as some documentation typos. We also spend some time improving the parsing and validation speed by reviewing and improving some reflection based code (HV-340, HV-341, HV-342). Review the full release notes for details.