JPA 2.0 filed as jsr317
By alexismp on Jul 19, 2007
Java Persistence (JPA) was born as part of JSR 220 (EJB 3). With the success of version 1.0 and its use in both managed (Java EE) and non-managed environments (JavaSE), it will now live a life of its own with JSR 317 and Linda DeMichiel as the spec lead.
Expected from this new version is an API for "criteria" queries and the ability to have hierarchies of
Embeddables. It also mentions beans validation which wasn't explicitly listed as a Java EE 6 candidate.