@Gavin_Baumanis I started with CF5 in the 90s and then worked intensively with CFML for 22 years. Currently, I am responsible for a publishing site that uses ORM extensively. We have tried betas for hibernate5 several times, never successfully. If you give me some time, I will try again on the dev instance and let you know the stack trace. If you confirm that you have had little or no problems migrating legacy ORM applications, I would be encouraged.
Please do report the specific issues you’ve had-- and don’t forget to put them in the ticket tracker. As Micha always says, bugs which are not ticketed, do not exist
Also, make sure you are using the latest Hibernate extension version. Ortus has done extensive testing on ContentBox CMS and other client apps which make heavy use of ORM. You can also search the ticket tracker for any outstanding ORM issues.
Sorry for not being specific. I checked with the latest prerelease 184.108.40.206-BETA and run into the same error as on [LDEV-4276] - Lucee
Could not parse mapping document: null (INPUT_STREAM)
lucee.runtime.exp.NativeException: Could not parse mapping document: null (INPUT_STREAM)