Now, trying to deploy the core on Glassfish 4 the result is:
[17:07:50.688][info][talledLocalContainer] remote failure: Error occurred during deployment: Exception while loading the app : java.lang.IllegalStateException: ContainerBase.addChild: start: org.apache.catalina.LifecycleException: org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'validator' defined in file [/tmp/trunk/core/target/syncope-core-test/WEB-INF/classes/persistenceContext.xml]: Invocation of init method failed; nested exception is java.lang.AbstractMethodError: org.apache.bval.jsr303.ConfigurationImpl.getDefaultParameterNameProvider()Ljavax/validation/ParameterNameProvider;. Please see server.log for more details.
I have been able to deploy it deleting bval dependencies and replacing them with hibernate-validator libraries.
SYNCOPE-461 suggests to replace BVal with Hibernate Validator, what do you think to replace it now?