Originally posted by Paul Sturrock: hibernate.cgf.xml needs to be at the root of your application's classpath if you are using the default configuration mechanism.
It still did not work for me. Do I have a choice like property/config file where i can override the default configurations? what does it take to convert a simple web/java project into hibernate, other than having hibernate-jar to be in lib/classpath of the application. Currently my web.xml has no entries on on hbm/xml files.
Thanks Paul. I left eclipse and came down to Textpad and ant. You were right, I simply had to dump the two xmls into classpath. That problem is solved, and it was not just hibernate-3.2.6.ga.jar there were other jars apart from apache-commons that i had to bring in, like cglib and asm I dont know what they do, but I feel I can still go ahead keeping the abstractions as is. My Hello world is still few steps away, (some jndi configurations to be looked into) but i think it will go smooth here after. Thank you very much again.