10 Replies Latest reply on Dec 28, 2011 7:05 AM by Marek Novotny

    Focus on Seam 2.3.0

    Marek Novotny Newbie

      I have blogged about coming Seam 2.3.0 and its content. Please look at http://community.jboss.org/blogs/marek-novotny/2011/12/04/seam-230-in-progress and response here or under the blog if you would like to affect the release features.

        • 1. Re: Focus on Seam 2.3.0
          hantsy bai Master

          I have not seen any updates of seam 2.3 in svn for a few days.

          • 2. Re: Focus on Seam 2.3.0
            Marek Novotny Newbie

            Well, I am busy with other tasks for some time, but jsf2 support is there already from beginning of November.


            What is required to be done are some upgrades of faces-config.xml headers in jboss-seam and upgrade to Richfaces 4. Also some examples should be migrated to present JSF2 support.

            • 3. Re: Focus on Seam 2.3.0
              hantsy bai Master

              Yeah.


              I hope some examples will be available in jsf 1.2 and jsf 2 version for demonstrating.

              • 4. Re: Focus on Seam 2.3.0
                Riccardo Serafin Newbie

                Hello,


                with respect to the question raised in the blog post, support for both JSF1.2 and JSF2.0 would be appreciated, as the switch from Richfaces 3.x to Richfaces 4.x might be risky and costly.


                On the other hand, support for JBossAS7 is also a very interesting feature, as well as support for the Hibernate version included in AS7.


                Actually, the most interesting solution would be the possibility of mixing and matching JSF and Hibernate versions on AS7, thus providing an upgrade path for existing applications (eg. support AS7-JSF1.2-Hibernate3.x, AS7-JSF2-Hibernate3.x, AS7-JSF1.2-Hibernate4.x, AS7-JSF2-Hibernate4.x).


                The same is true for the testing environment. Removing the dreadful dependency on embedded-ejb3 for component tests would be a most welcomed feature (for all environments).


                It's xMas, so one can ask for everything... right?




                    

                • 5. Re: Focus on Seam 2.3.0
                  clausthaler Newbie

                  Hi Marek,


                  thank you for asking and moving on with Seam 2.3.0!


                  Question from Marek:


                  "... I ask myself regularly if Seam community appreciates keeping old JSF 1.2 integration in Seam if there will be support of JSF 2 included. ..."


                  No. JSF 1.2 integration is not usefull anymore.
                  Anyone needing JSF 1.2 can use Seam 2.2.



                  Question from Marek:


                  " ...Seam community would like primary to have done JSF2 support and all other tasks are for now on other side of our/my focus. ..."



                  Yes. plus 1 for this direction.


                  • 6. Re: Focus on Seam 2.3.0
                    Karsten Torp Newbie

                    Question from Marek:



                    ... I ask myself regularly if Seam community appreciates keeping old JSF 1.2 integration in Seam if there will be support of JSF 2 included. ...

                    JSF 1.2 support together with JSF 2 will be much loved during the migration phase, but not after that.


                    With out support for both JSF 1.2 and 2 developers will be forced to do a very big migration in one single step.

                    • 7. Re: Focus on Seam 2.3.0
                      hantsy bai Master

                      I think jsf1.2 support must be available in future, JSF2 and Richfaces4.1 is bad experience for me.


                      1. I would like seam 2.x add some JEE6 feature(JBoss 7 and Glassfish 3.x support), such as WEB PROFILE packaging, packaging all things(EJB Session Bean,  POJO) in a war(I assume I do not need EJB remote access).


                      2. The test framework should support Arquillian, etc. Improve hot deployment for debug and testing.

                      • 8. Re: Focus on Seam 2.3.0
                        hantsy bai Master

                        I checked out the codes of 2.3 branches today, I found the jboss-seam-jsf2 includes everything of before seam 2.2...not only the ui part, when jsf2 was introduced, each modules of seam2 must be rewritten for jsf2?

                        • 9. Re: Focus on Seam 2.3.0
                          Pearl Carbajal Newbie

                          Hi,
                          Thanks for sharing this post with us. It's really an amazing post. Keep posting the good work in future too.

                          • 10. Re: Focus on Seam 2.3.0
                            Marek Novotny Newbie

                            hantsy bai wrote on Dec 17, 2011 20:39:


                            I checked out the codes of 2.3 branches today, I found the jboss-seam-jsf2 includes everything of before seam 2.2...not only the ui part, when jsf2 was introduced, each modules of seam2 must be rewritten for jsf2?


                            Because of community would like to have still JSF 1.2 support in parallel with JSF 2, I will rather isolate JSF2/JSF12 code. It is clear that JSF2 or JSF 1.2  will be supported exclusively per Seam application. That implies usage of the same maven artifacts as before and in case of JSF2 little modifications with added -jsf2 suffixes.