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RichFaces 4 release plans

I know that many people waited long time to find out when RichFaces 4 will be released. Last week Jay Balunas announced the release schedule leading to RichFaces 4 GA release.

  • October, 2010 : 4.0.0.Milestone3 In Development
  • November, 2010 : 4.0.0.Milestone4
  • December, 2010 : 4.0.0.Milestone5
  • January, 2011 : 4.0.0.CR1
  • January, 2011 : 4.0.0.CR2
  • February, 2011 : 4.0.0.Final

Although we all wanted, including myself for RichFaces 4 to be released sooner, the new schedule will ensure that all the components are of highest quality and well tested. Something that you would expect from RichFaces:

Can you start using RichFaces 4 today? Absolutely. The latest version is milestone 2. Almost all the core features are already there and many components have been migrated as well. I have been using it for some time. As I blogged before, RichFaces 4 is a major upgrade:

  • All JavaScript is now based on jQuery
  • Ajax framework improvements extending the JSF 2 specification
  • Component review for consistency, usability, and redesign following semantic HTML principles
  • Both server-side and client-side performance optimization
  • Strict code clean-up and review
  • New and easy to use CDK (Component Development Kit)

I think it’s well worth the extra wait.

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Max Katz heads Developer Relations for Appery.io, a cloud-based mobile app platform. He loves trying out new and cool REST APIs in mobile apps. Max is the author of two books “Practical RichFaces” (Apress 2008, 2011), DZone MVB (Most Valuable Blogger), and is a frequent speaker at developer conferences. You can find out what Max is up to on his blog: http://maxkatz.org and Twitter: @maxkatz.