The Hibernate team has just released the 4.0.0.Alpha2 development release of Hibernate Core. Consult the full list of changes for all the details. Some specific changes of interest include:
- HHH-5697 - Initial multi-tenancy support. Currently only schema and database based varieties are supports. Discrimination based is planned for Alpha3 or the first Beta.
- HHH-5562 & HHH-6081 - Introduction of org.hibernate.spi.Integrator
- HHH-6047 - Ability to nest org.hibernate.service.ServiceRegistry instances
- HHH-5966 - Really cool ability for dialects to redefine how binding and extraction of particular SQL DATATYPES is handled.