After upgrading from Hibernate Core 3.2cr2 to Hibernate Core 3.2cr3, building a sessionfactory with Hibernate Annotations fails completely with the following error:
Apparantly this class has been moved to a new package between these to releases. This is strictly not a bug in the common sense as I assume it will be fixed in the next Hibernate Annotations 3.2 candidate release , but it is a reminder to the team that moving classes between to Candidate Releases is not a good practise as people expect the API to be "frozen" when a project reaches CR status.
This error is also described on the following blog post: https://izvin.bountysource.com/news/show/98
Hibernate 3.2CR3, Mssql2005
this part of hibernate is not public api so there is no "illegal" change.
annotations docs explicitly mention what versions they work with.