Specific JPA 2 related enhancements from Beta-2 include:
- Complete criteria and JPAQL support
- Full metamodel API support, including StaticMetamodel support in conjunction with the Hibernate StaticMetamodel Generator Annotation Processor.
- Initial lock support, mostly what is missing/needed is verification of all the dialects
- Mostly complete JPA 2 mapping enhancements including @Access and full Map support.
Additional enhancements from Beta-2 include:
- Expanded and more consistent read-only support
Check out the release details for the full list of changes.
Please report any issues to Jira. Visit us on IRC or the forums if you have a usage question.
A lot of effort from many folks went into this release and I'd like to thank everyone for all the bug reports, patches and development work that went into this.