synonyms has a place in databases where the application is run in a different schema than the schema owner (and they dont want to expose the schema name)
fyi if you are having any luck with the oracle specific impl ?
I will do more on it over the weekend. I have a 8i and 10g db now to test against but I still have a more coding to do.
I have checked in the OracleDialect. It currently does not deal with synonyms as yet - just wanted to get the base correct and equal to the JDBCDialect. Solid user testing is now required. Synonyms can then be added.
Or at least ignore them without crashing and effectively disabling schema updating
Since this issue is more than 10 years old, I will resolve it with 'out of date' resolution. Feel free to reopen it if it is still relevant.