Hibernate logs nothing to System.out, neither does it use the JDK's logging package directly. It uses Apache commons-logging as its logging framework, and that in turn will use the java.util.logging package if you configure it to. You need to check that you don't have a logging.properties file under JAVA_HOME/jre/lib - as you will by default, which is set to log everything from INFO and above.
Joined: Jul 22, 2003
Well Hibernate docs say that if it doesn't find log4j, then it will try to use JDK...
I do have that file, and I don't want to use it for this particular application, so I'm trying to copy it and sent a system property but it doesn't seem to be working very well