So, I cannot share your optimism that extjs boosts the RichFaces in the future. Sorry, about that.
Thank you for your evaluation of my work. If you are asking not about JSF, but about using extjs with Seam applications, you are asking it on a wrong forum.
I was just trying to give you an idea of how to reduce your efforts with
The effort will be increased, actually.
Not wanting to step on any toes, but there has already been some effort made by someone to make an Extjs JSF library : http://sharesource.org/project/lilya/
It doesn't appear to be particularly complete though and is on the previous version of Extjs.
I'm aware that most js "component" stuff out there are not adapted to JSF until their authors make this change.
On the other part, until we do by our own this work instead of these authors, is there a way to answer some basic needs ?
Example : let's take a "basic" need like a wysiwyg editor, fckeditor for example. What can we do to use it into Seam ? Is there something in RichFaces planned for that kind of need ?
@cloud: Look at http://labs.jboss.com/auth/wiki/RichFacesFuture . Nice overview if you wanna see (and actually influence) what likely comes next. For example an 'inplace editor' (whatever this will be exactly) is planned for 3.2.0.
Anyhow it is a nice resource to get to ideas und perhaps one can use some features of extjs next to RF in the same application. Perhaps someone can validate for us how to do that and if it makes sense at all.
There are no conflicts RichFaces libraries with EXT JS. You can use them together if you are able to leash EXT JS. Its programming paradigm is too opposite to JSF itself.