Almost everything was alredy written in my announcement Seam 2.3.0.CR1 is out! and I would like to thank Marek Schmidt, Tomas Remes, Dan Hinojosa, Brian Leathem, Shane Bryzak, Jason Porter and Rafael Benevides for their contributions to 2.3.0 release.
Just to be clear for everybody what is SEAM 2.3 and what is not.
Seam 2.3.0 is as a middle step for Seam 2.2 on JBoss AS5 to full Java EE 6 (JBoss AS7)
Seam 2.3 is a short-time target for existing apps like 2-3 years time frame (don't take my guess as an exact time plan)
The future development plan should consider more CDI with Java EE 6.
Seam 2.3 continues using the Seam 2 dependency injection implementation and IT IS NOT integrated with CDI technology
Seam 2.3 works with JSF2, JPA2, Bean Validation 1.0, EJB3.1.
So we will fix bugs and release new versions for Seam 2 line until replacement will be ready.
I hope you will try it and enjoy it
PS. Report any issues you have discovered, we always appreacite this community help.
Seam 2 is very close to finish our 2.3.0 path. Today Seam 2.3.0.CR1 was released! We still have to polish Seam reference documentation and fix a few issues for doing final release of 2.3.0.
Anyway there is a big progress in comparing to 2.3.0.Beta2 milestone. We have got now working JUnit Arquillian integration testsuite instead of using legacy JBoss Embedded with TestNG framework, and even Seam 2 framework is not full Java EE 6 framework, as it was originally based on Java EE 5 set of technologies, we tries to come near to AS 7 runtime and support major technology upgrade like JSF 2, JPA2 and EJB 3.1.
Seam-gen was updated too and even it is not so powerfull like before it can provide basic project scaffold of ant based project. We won't invest more time to refactoring seam-gen to produce Maven based project skeleton. Latest JBoss Tools recognizes Seam 2.3 as a runtime and can be used for development in old way as before.
Next we polished a little Seam 2.3 Maven modules and give users Seam BOM file, which declares all required dependencies working with the release and uses also Java EE 6 BOM file with Hibernate. Seam examples bundled in distribution represents its usage.