The guys from Hibernate have just made available an alpha version of Hibernate3, I’m looking forward to test it when I have a bit of time.
Hibernate3 is the world’s most sophisticated ORM solution. Building on Hibernate 2.1, the de facto standard ORM implementation for Java, Hibernate3 adds a wealth of new features including: “filters” for handling temporal, regional and permissioned data, support for mixing hand-written and generated SQL, new options for mapping exotic inheritance strategies and legacy data, runtime performance monitoring via JMX, and a new event-driven architecture. See the road map for more details and have a look at the Changelog.
The “filters” for handling temporal, regional and permissioned data looks great for the ONess project.
You can download Hibernate3 here.