Hibernate ORM

5.2 series end-of-life

Java 8, JCache support, hibernate-entitymanager consolidation

Hibernate ORM 5.2 has reached its end-of-life:

  • it is unlikely to see another release;

  • bugs are unlikely to get fixed in this version, even security vulnerabilities;

  • pull requests against this version will be rejected;

  • bug reproducers using this version will be given lower priority.

We encourage you to upgrade to a newer series if possible.


Java 8
JPA 2.1

Not compatible with your requirements? Have a look at the other series.

See also the Compatibility policy.


Documentation for Hibernate ORM 5.2 can be accessed through the links below:

HTML API (JavaDoc)

You can find more documentation for all series on the documentation page.

How to get it

Hibernate ORM 5.2 has reached its end-of-life: we recommend you use a newer series if possible.

Maven, Gradle...

Maven artifacts of Hibernate ORM are published to Maven Central.

You can find the Maven coordinates of all artifacts through the link below:

Maven artifacts

Below are the Maven coordinates of the main artifacts.

Core implementation (includes JPA)
OSGi integration
Spatial support
Envers audit support
HikariCP connection pooling
c3p0 connection pooling
Proxool connection pooling
Infinispan second-level caching
Ehcache second-level caching

Direct download

A ZIP archive containing all JAR files, documentation and source is available from SourceForge:

Download ZIP archive

Individual Maven artifacts may be downloaded directly from Maven Central:

Maven Central subdirectory

See here for how to download all dependencies of your Maven project to a local directory on your filesystem.

See here for how to download an explicitly listed set of artifacts to a local directory on your filesystem.

More information about specific releases (announcements, download links) can be found here.


If you need to upgrade from a previous series, please refer to the migration guide:


What's new

A detailed list of new features, improvements and fixes in this series can be found on our issue tracker.

Releases in this series

Hibernate ORM 5.2 has reached its end-of-life: we recommend you use a newer series if possible.



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