could you post stack trace here to see what is going on. I could not reproduce it at once, but that doesn't mean there is no issues.
What is your development scenario? Are you trying enable hibernate for existing Domain Model in java?
from "some Fan Boys"
if you didn't know - jira for bug reports is here:
stacktrace is essential to find/fix the problem.
If you want to discuss Hibernate Tools functionality use this forum:
ant scripts, which you are using, use the same code bundle which Hibernate Tools use. In some cases ant scripts better, in other cases - Hibernate Tools. if you prefere ant scripts - it is your choice.
The hibernate tools used to be difficult to get installed pre JBOSS but when you did get them installed. It worked. Now a days I have to rely on ant scripts to do all the work since the tools almost NEVER work. JBOSS please spend a little more time if your going to own the hibernate tools and eclipse plugin making sure that it works or else give the ownership back to hibernate.
Sorry you are having troubles but do realize that it is still in the hands of Hibernate, i.e. me ?
If you got issues then just like everyone had to do in the past you have to report the issues with information about what goes wrong - i.e. the stack traces and what part of hibernate tools you are actually using when generating hbm.xml files ? Is it the code generation or the wizards ?
The new hbm.xml files wizards have been going through major new features and thus you might see issues if you are using the milestones and nightlies - if you want 100% stable then use the stable releases!
But please, give some more details and we will fix them.
i.e. I just tried with M4 and I could not trigger a stackoverflow error - so please give some more details.
Before some Fan Boys comment back. Yes I have worked with Ganymede and the tools are just as broken after a base installation there using the "STABLE" tools.
Again, "just as broken" doesn't help neither you or me. What is broken ? I use the tools constantly and sure I know of some issues and I reported them all - but none where stopship issues. If you found some, please take the time to report the issues.
Note, i've been on vacation for 2 weeks so maybe you already did report them in jira - if yes, then please post the links here.