Hibernate the popular ORM(ORXM rather) library for java is out with a new version. You can read more on the following link:
This is exciting in the java development arena since it also contains preview for the JBoss EJB 3.0. Just looking at the enhancements i feel this will be a great library to use for persistence.
I really can't wait for NHibernate to mature to the level of Hibernate. But with already the work being done on NHibernate i think it wont be long before this happens.