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.

As always, the release is available from both SourceForge in bundle form as well as the JBoss Nexus repository under the org.hibernate groupId.

09. Apr 2011, 17:36 CET | Link

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09. Apr 2011, 18:05 CET | Link

Those Hibernate release announcements have an interesting effect on Chinese people. They love solving the comments CAPTCHA and then clicking on Post. I really wonder why... Is it the word Post that is unclear? Are they aware that they have not entered any meaningful text? Or is it some form of +1 fetishism and we should patent it before Google does?

I'd be easier to narrow down the problem if we'd have other NULL comments here but it's only the Hibernate announcements that attract this crowd.

19. Apr 2011, 10:44 CET | Link

How to download this?