Hibernate Validator 4.1.0.CR1 is now available. This is the last milestone build before the Final release. Not much has happened between Beta2 and CR1. The programmatic API as described in the previous release blog entry stayed as is and there were only three minor bug fixes. See release notes for details.
Hibernate Validator 4.1.0.Beta2 is out. A total of 29 issues got resolved since the last release and you can review then in the Jira changelog. Amongst others we added the @ScriptAssert constraints as promised in the previous release blog. Initially we wanted to release 4.1.0.CR directly, but we added a new programmatic constraint configuration API (HV-274) for which we want to first gather some feedback.
Now that Bean Validation is officially part of Java EE 6 and that Java EE6 is officially voted YES, let's see how Bean Validation integrates with the rest of the eco system.
After many months of polishing, we are happy to release Hibernate Validator 4. This is a major milestone for Hibernate Validator with tons of new features and a spec compliance.
Here is the latest draft before sending Bean Validation (JSR 303) to final stage (in pdf). For the few who don't know yet ( ;) ), Bean Validation standardizes constraint declaration, definition, validation and metadata for the Java platform. Said otherwise, add an annotation to a property and hop it's validated.
Bean Validation's public draft has now been approved by the EC (all members voting yes except Nortel and SpringSource who did not vote).