Release Notes: Major features include a Query Builder and Query interface, multiple analyzers, iBatis support, and Spring AOP integration for aspect data mirroring. Compass Framework has moved to a new site with forums, JIRA, and community support.
Release Notes: GPS (extendable data source integration) device technology for Hibernate 2/3, JDO, OJB and JDBC. Improved integration with the Spring framework for configuration, MVC, and ORM support. Core changes include improved performance of reader/searcher and optimizers, support for binary data indexing, cyclic references, and extending the mapping capabilities.