Release Notes for OpenJPA


These notes describe the difference between OpenJPA release 1.2.1 and the preceding release: 1.2.0.

OpenJPA is a feature-rich implementation of the persistence part of Java Community Process JSR-220 (Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0), which is known as the Java Persistence API (JPA). OpenJPA can be used as a stand-alone POJO persistence layer, or it can be integrated into any EJB3.0 compliant container and many lightweight frameworks. This release of OpenJPA is 100% compliant with the JPA specification.

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The license may also be found in LICENSE.txt which is included in each release of OpenJPA.


In normal usage, OpenJPA requires Java 5 or higher and a relational database of some sort.


If you have questions about OpenJPA, a good source of information is the online product manual. You can find the manual for the current release as well as older releases of OpenJPA at

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Release Notes - OpenJPA - Version 1.2.1.




  • [OPENJPA-686] - Openjpa manual needs to be updated for database restriction on BigDecimal field on Sybase
  • [OPENJPA-726] - Provide MD5Sums for latest downloads
  • [OPENJPA-742] - Add line number and column number to QueryMetaData
  • [OPENJPA-752] - ProxySetupStateManager.setProxyData routing through PersistanceCapable caused "PersistenceException: null"
  • [OPENJPA-772] - Proper maven pluginManagement and use ianal-maven-plugin for enforcing legal files
  • [OPENJPA-779] - patch for eclipse .project and .classpath files...
  • [OPENJPA-817] - Order of inserts lost when using ConstraintUpdateManager
  • [OPENJPA-876] - Better test profiles for proprietary databases (DB2, Oracle) and continuous build
  • [OPENJPA-881] - Enable connection pooling for testcases.
  • [OPENJPA-901] - Use hosted JAI artifacts as the default for the docbook build
  • Previous Releases

    Release notes for earlier releases of OpenJPA may be found in SVN at the following locations.
  • OpenJPA 1.2.0 RELEASE-NOTES.html
  • OpenJPA 1.1.0 RELEASE-NOTES.html
  • OpenJPA 1.0.0 RELEASE-NOTES.html