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OpenFaces 3.0 Preview with JSF 2.0 Support

posted Nov 4, 2010, 8:18 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 4, 2010, 8:19 AM ]

We're glad to announce a preview of the JSF 2.0 compliant version of OpenFaces. This is not yet the 3.0 EAP1 milestone mentioned in our Roadmap, which will be published soon but you can already check out OpenFaces in a JSF 2.0 environment and give us some valuable feedback before the upcoming EAP1 version.

 

Here are the OpenFaces 3.0 Preview download files:

openfaces-3.0.preview1.zip -- contains the new openfaces.jar file and runtime dependency jar files.

openfaces-3.0.preview1-src.zip -- source code for the new version.

openfaces-3.0.preview1-demo.zip -- contains the demo application war file deployable under GlassFish v3 and Tomcat 6.x.

openfaces-3.0.preview1-demo-src.zip -- demo source code.

 

The installation instructions are the same as for OpenFaces 2.0 for now, see the documentation. Please note also that OpenFaces versions 2.0 and 3.0 are going to have the same features but run under different versions of JSF -- 1.2 and 2.0 respectively.

 

The JSF 2.0 compatibility support is on an intermediate stage yet though most of the components are already functional. Here are the known issues in this version:

- State saving during OpenFaces Ajax requests has some problems, which results in some issues with built-in Ajax capabilities in certain OpenFaces components. For example DataTable paginator's "next" button can't be used twice and there are certain problems when using the Ajax node folding in TreeTable (hwever client-side TreeTable node folding with preloadedNodes="all" works fine now).

- The CompositeFilter component doesn't work in this version.

- There are numerous validation messages at the bottom of each demo page, though these messages don't affect the demo application's functionality.

- The documentation is not updated to reflect the JSF 2.0 related specifics yet.

 

Please share your feedback and any issues that you might have on the forum.

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