Release Notes for Apache OpenJPA 2.3.0


The Apache OpenJPA community is proud to release a distribution of OpenJPA 2.3.0. This distribution is based on the final JSR 317 Java Persistence API, Version 2.0 specification and passes the JPA 2.0 TCK, while remaining backwards compatible with prior releases based on the Java Persistence API (JPA 1.0) part of Java Community Process JSR-220 (Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0).

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OpenJPA requires Java 6 or higher and a relational database of some sort.


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Release Notes

OpenJPA 2.3.0

Release Notes - OpenJPA - Version 2.3.0




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Previous Releases

Release notes for earlier releases of OpenJPA may be found in SVN at the following locations.

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