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Using JPA and Hibernate with Maven

December 26, 2008 | 1 Minute Read
This post was originally posted on my old blog.

I have been fighting a bit to set up a Maven project with JPA and Hibernate as persistence provider.

The final solution is very simple. But when you get on a wrong track at the beginning, you end up in a terrible maze...

So here the most important hint:
The JBoss repository (http://repository.jboss.org/maven2/) is quite a mess.
In the root of the repository you find directories (matching Maven GroupIds) for hibernate , hibernate-annotations and hibernate-entitymanager.
Do not use them!
They are outdated, do not provide current versions and most annoying do not declare their dependencies... so your pom will get a mess.

All dependencies should use the GroupId org.hibernate (browse into the org directory in the Maven repository).

So here is my working pom.xml:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
  <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
  <groupId>domain</groupId>
  <artifactId>cascaded-locking</artifactId>
  <packaging>jar</packaging>
  <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
  <name>cascaded-locking</name>
  <url>http://maven.apache.org</url>
  <build>
        <plugins>
            <plugin>
                <artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
                <version>2.0.2</version>
                <configuration>
                    <source>1.5</source>
                    <target>1.5</target>
                </configuration>
            </plugin>
        </plugins>
  </build>
    
  <dependencies>
	
	<dependency>
		<groupId>org.hibernate</groupId>
		<artifactId>hibernate-entitymanager</artifactId>
		<version>3.4.0.GA</version>
	</dependency>
	
    <dependency>
        <groupId>org.slf4j</groupId>
        <artifactId>slf4j-log4j12</artifactId>
        <version>1.5.2</version>
    </dependency>

    <dependency>
      <groupId>junit</groupId>
      <artifactId>junit</artifactId>
      <version>3.8.1</version>
      <scope>test</scope>
    </dependency>

	<dependency>
		<groupId>org.apache.derby</groupId>
		<artifactId>derby</artifactId>
		<version>10.3.2.1</version>
		<scope>test</scope>
	</dependency>
	
  </dependencies>
  
  <repositories>
      <repository>
          <id>jboss</id>
          <url>http://repository.jboss.org/maven2</url>
      </repository>
  </repositories>

</project>



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