Just on the heels of the JBoss Portlet Bridge 2.0 Final release, we are full steam ahead on JSF 2.0 running in a portlet. This "tech preview" release is purely for the community and to gain some support in helping us squash bugs and test the JSF 2.0 features. We will be adding RichFaces and Weld support as time progresses, but for now we want to get JSF 2.0 running solid in a portlet.
So fire up your command line with this Maven archetype and get started: mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeGroupId=org.jboss.portletbridge.archetypes -DarchetypeArtifactId=2.0-basic -DarchetypeVersion=3.0.0.ALPHA -DgroupId=org.whatever.project -DartifactId=jsf2project -Dversion=3.0.0.ALPHA -DarchetypeRepository=https://repository.jboss.org/nexus/content/groups/public/
This has only been tested on the GateIn+Tomcat bundle located here.
Like always, help and bug reports are always welcome. If you find anything, let us know in the forums or report it on Jira.
The JBoss Portlet Bridge project is happy to announce the 2.0.0 Final release (notes) of the JSR-329 (Portlet 2.0) draft specification. Although the spec is not anywhere near final, we feel that running the combination of JSF 1.2, Richfaces, and Seam has become stable enough for a final release. With that said, I want to give a great big shout-out to all of the community and team members who've gotten us to this point... Alexander Smirnov - "The man behind the curtain" has been vital to this projects success. Prabhat Jha - Our fearless tester/developer Alex Sun - (provided many early patches) Stefan Tausendpfund - Recently approved committer/contributor! Waldemar Klaczynski - JSF 2.0 implementation Guillaume Bitaudeau, Snjezana Peco, Jan Jamrich, Gary Hu, Rafael Liu, and the many other kind folks who helped out.... Thanks again! If you want to join the project or have an idea to make it better, you're welcome to hop on the PBR jira or forums and get started. If you've already been helping out or submitted patches and want to become a committer, send me an email.
Ok, so enough boring stuff, I have a special treat for all of you who enjoy watching a good screencast. This time I'm covering portlet 2.0 best practices and how to communicate between JSF portlets. So sit back, grab a beer (or water if still at work :) and watch my fancy portlet bridge foot work ;) btw, The next release will focus on JSF 2.0 and will be available within the next few weeks as a tech preview.