Hibernate Roadmap

Version 18

    Always consult JIRA as the authoritative (though extremely detailed) Road Map.  This page presents higher-level goals planned for upcoming releases.



    • Since 3.5 is in production, there will be no more 3.3 releases.


    • Since 3.6 is in production, there will be no more 3.5 releases.


    • 3.6 is in production and is therefore in maintenance mode, meaning only bug fixes and important improvements will be released.
    • See JIRA for the most current 3.6 details.


    • There will be no 3.x releases beyond 3.6 as we are focusing attention on 4.0
    • Gradle: why?



    • move to gradle for builds
    • Redesign SessionFactory building
      • Introduction of services
      • Improved metamodel
    • Initial osgi-fication by package splitting (public, internal, spi)
    • Support for multi-tenant databases
    • Migration to i18n logging framework
    • JDK 1.6 (JDBC4) as baseline


    Future Plans