Copied from the blog post announcing the release.
I'm very pleased to announce that ModeShape 1.2 is now available for download and in the new JBoss Maven repository. If you haven't already switched your Maven settings to this new repository, be sure to do so.
This release brings support for JCR-SQL query language and a number of fixes and improvements. This means that ModeShape implements all of the JCR 1.0 Level 1 and Level 2 features plus the optional locking, observation, query, and versioning features. And, there's no better time to switch from those older and crustier JCR implementations that can't do federation or use a variety of back-end content stores (like Infinispan).
For details on the changes in this release, see our release notes. And, as usual, we've updated our Getting Started and Reference Guides as well as ourJavaDoc. If you have any questions, please ask. And we're always interested in new contributors, so if you're interested please get involved.
Many kudos to the ModeShape community of users and contributors. You guys rock!