Hibernate ORM

5.6 series development

Dropped support for Javassist, Performance


Java 8, 11 or 17
JPA 2.2
Jakarta JPA 3.0

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

See also the Compatibility policy.


Documentation for this specific series 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

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

Zip archive

Direct download is available from SourceForge:

Download Zip archive

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

Hibernate ORM 5.6 is still in development:

  • some features may be incomplete;

  • newly introduced features may change in a backward-incompatible way before the stable release.

We encourage you to give it a try and to let us know of any bugs or problems you encounter.

Latest release announcement (2021-08-27): 5.6.0.Beta1.

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

Removal of Javassist

When it comes to bytecode enhancement of entities, we used to support using either Byte Buddy or Javassist.

The Byte Buddy option has been for long the preferred choice, while Javassist was deprecated and is now removed.s

Releases in this series



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