[hibernate-dev] Hibernate ORM - next steps

John O'Hara johara at redhat.com
Fri May 29 12:31:57 EDT 2015

On 20/05/15 02:47, Steve Ebersole wrote:
> Now that 5.0 is settling down I wanted to start planning where we go from
> here in terms of feature development and schedule/releases.
> Here is my high-level list of features/work:
> * rework SQL generation & HQL parser
> * change JDBC extraction to work by position, rather than alias (reworking
> SQL generation is a prerequisite)
I had been tasked to start investigating the two features above, as we 
have seen them to impact performance in the past. If you would like an 
additional pair of hands on either/both of these, please let me know

> * rework annotation binding (Jandex, etc)
> * extended orm.xml, deprecate hbm.xml
> * discriminator-based multi-tenancy
> * port Hibernate Criteria constructs to JPA criteria, begin deprecation of
> Hibernate Criteria
> * extend JPA criteria API with fluent support
> * ability to override EAGER fetching with LAZY (fetch profiles, HQL, etc)
> * merging hibernate-entitymanager into hibernate-core
> * continue to fill out bytecode enhancement capabilities
> Some of these are more involved than others.  The task for re-writing SQL
> generation is a HUGE undertaking, but also has many huge benefits.
> Re-writing annotation binding is another huge undertaking, but again with
> many benefits.
> Any others we should add to the list here?
> And then we can work on scheduling them.
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John O'Hara
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