This is a list for the discussion of HIbernate development. Your question
is not a Hibernate development discussion, its a user question. In the
future, please refrain from asking usage questions on a developer list.
I will address this one quickly though...
Unfortunately that method is not coming back. The reasoning has been
discussed many times, many places so I won't get back into all the details
As for Spring and their decision to keep using the legacy bootstrapping
approach... Well that was their call. I would assume their logic had more
to do with easiness on their side since the same calls work on 4.x and 5.x
more-or-less in terms of a straight-line building of the SF. I have to
assume because I was never asked about it,. nor were any other Hibernate
developers as far as I know. And you're right... it is unfortunate because
that decision probably affects a lot of people.
All that said, as discussed in the the documents I linked in the original
response the legacy bootstrap (Configuration) simply delegates to the new
bootstrapping APIs. The new APIs have a lot of hook points, many of which
can be automatically discovered (java.util.ServiceLoader). For
example, org.hibernate.boot.spi.MetadataContributor is one that would best
suit your needs.
On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 4:21 AM Koen Serneels <ks(a)error.be> wrote:
Hi. I'm digging up an older question
asked about modifying mapping metadata in H5. In short; I want to change
mutability flag of mappings programmatically.
Using H4 there was a method called "getClassMappings" on
org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration. This method no longer exist in H5.
>From the previous answers/docu I understand that when using the new way of
building the SF one can interact with the metadata after building it using
the MetadataBuilder (but before building the SF) this would solve my
problem as I would be able to access the metadata at that point and change
Unfortunately, when using H5 through Spring4, the SF is built as what the
manual describes the "legacy way"; Spring's LocalSessionFactoryBean uses
Spring's LocalSessionFactoryBuilder which on its turn extends
org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration and calls org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration
#buildSessionFactory to build the SF.
Both metadata and sessionfactory are build in that single method
hook to modify the metadata.
At this point I don't see a normal/clean way in accessing the metadata
before the SF is build using the legacy way. So, am I missing something? Is
there maybe another way to access the metadata?
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