Thursday, October 08, 2009

RichFaces - another wheel from JBoss.

RichFaces 3.3.2 GA finally available for donwloads! Numerous bug fixes, optimizations and community RFCs are ready for the review and usage!

RichFaces is a component library for JSF and an advanced framework for easily integrating AJAX capabilities into business applications.

100+ AJAX enabled components in two libraries
a4j: page centric AJAX controls
rich: self contained, ready to use components
Whole set of JSF benefits while working with AJAX
Skinnability mechanism
Component Development Kit (CDK)
Dynamic resources handling

Testing facilities for components, actions, listeners, and pages
Broad cross-browser support

Large and active community

JSF 2 and RichFaces 4
We are working hard on RichFaces 4.0 which will have full JSF 2 integration. That is not all though, here is a summary of updates and features:

Redesigned modular repository and build system.
Simplified Component Development Kit with annotations, faces-config extensions, advanced templates support and more..
Ajax framework improvements extending the JSF 2 specification.
Component review for consistency, usability, and redesign following semantic HTML principles where possible.
Both server-side and client-side performance optimization.
Strict code clean-up and review.

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