PrimeFaces 3.0 is Unleashed

Turkish Java EE and Agile Mentoring Powerhouse Prime Teknoloji is glad to announce the GA release of the Best JSF Component Suite on the planet, PRIMEFACES. Final release features 21 filed enhancements over the second release candidate. See the full changelog for detailed information.


User’s Guide of 3.0 is available at documentation page. The good news is, this time we have added bookmarks to the pdf so that you can use the quick navigation with your pdf reader.


Check out the downloads page to try out the 3.0 final release, maven users just need to update their dependency to 3.0.


Next planned milestone is 3.1 which is due mid february, it will contain at least 6 new components, implementation of popular feature requests, regular maintenance and some surprises. There might be 3.0.1 maintenance depending on the number of defect reports on 3.0.


PrimeFaces is getting more mature everyday and one area we are not very strong is the testing part. To improve this, a major selenium suite is under heavy development by PrimeFaces QA-Test team. There are also plans to integrate other testing tools like JSFUnit, we’ll see how it goes.

Backward Compatibility

PrimeFaces is now 3 years old and we are aware that migrating from 2.x to 3.x is not trivial, however beginning with 3.0 backwards compatibility is one of our major goals. We took our time like 10 months to develop 3.0 so it is highly unlikely that there will be drastic changes in PrimeFaces anymore. Future is maintenance, new features and enhancements without hurting breaking backwards compatibility much.


We have been studying WAI-ARIA for the past few weeks and we’re glad to reveal that there will be significant amount of work for accessibility in PrimeFaces 3.1.

3.1 Video Trailer

Last but not least, here is the video trailer of PrimeFaces 3.1. Let’s ROCK!!!

30 thoughts on “PrimeFaces 3.0 is Unleashed

  1. Awesome!!! But documentation page still points to the RC2 doc. Thanks for great work, keep it up!

  2. congratulations.

    I have been waiting for one day and refreshed the page without a break

  3. Thanks Primes. I was waiting for Jan 2 :)
    Gonna upgrade my project to this release … Have a nice time and keep doing wonders!!!

  4. ” The good news is, this time we have added bookmarks to the pdf so that you can use the quick navigation with your pdf reader.”

    I believe that I’m one of users that request this. And you made it! Couldn’t say more but thank you very much! Primefaces is one of open source project that intensively hear the community voice, which is rare these days :) .

    Congratulation for this release!

  5. Thank you very much for all you have done for this great open source project.
    Hope to see first class RTL support in 3.1

    A great gift for PRIMEFACES community.
    Thanks again

  6. Great news! But.. Is there any way to access the old ShowCase? We still use 2.2.1 and would like it to be available for a little bit more time.

  7. Cagatay and PrimeFaces team,

    THANK YOU for PrimeFaces 3.0 (Final)!!!

    I downloaded the JAR file (and sources, for future debugging purposes, if/as needed), replaced 3.0RC2 with 3.0(Final) JAR and sources in my project (via NetBeans 7.0.1), clean and build, deployed to GlassFish, tested xhtml/jsf pages, and I see NO errors/issues.

    Looking forward to future releases developed/maintained by you all, and still hoping to use PrimeFaces mobile in near future.

    Just viewed PrimeFaces 3.1 trailer, and I say, BRING IT ON! :)


  8. Yeah, great! Thank you, that’s very nice, good job! 2012 is a good year for wine and for Prime Faces.

  9. Tebrikler. Cok sevindim.
    Almanya’dan PrimeFaces in gelismeleri devamli takip ediyorum.
    Basari ise devam edin lütfen.


  10. Excellent work!

    Any chance we can play with 3.1? whats the pom version to use?

    I wish to use the new radio and boolean buttons.

  11. Awesome and thanks a lot guys for making primefaces so powerful and beautiful. I always love to use it