24.08.2004 - Hibernate3 ready for testing Hibernate3 is the world's most sophisticated ORM solution. Building on Hibernate 2.1, the de facto standard ORM implementation for Java, Hibernate3 adds a wealth of new features including: "filters" for handling temporal, regional and permissioned data, support for mixing hand-written and generated SQL, new options for mapping exotic inheritance strategies and legacy data, runtime performance monitoring via JMX, and a new event-driven architecture. See the road map for more details and have a look at the Changelog.
The Hibernate3 core is 50 000 lines of open source Java code, released under the LGPL. Hibernate 3.0 alpha, which has been under development for almost a year, is now available for download. A huge thanks to everyone who made this release possible.
Note that this is an alpha-quality preview release. Please report any issues via JIRA.