PrimeFaces 3.2.RC1 Unleashed

Prime Teknoloji is pleased to announce the 3.2.RC1 release of the leading JSF UI Framework, PrimeFaces!!! Compared to the previous major release 3.1, there are over 80  filed improvements, new components, reimplemented ones, major maintenance, improved accessibility, important internal enhancements and more.

Full ChangeLog

3.2 release is quite balanced regarding new features and bug fixes. Please see full changelog for detailed information.

Brand New Components

Reimplemented Components

Following components are rewritten as native widgets instead of integrating 3rd parties.

New Features

Maintenance

3.2 brings better quality with 35+ filed defect fixes. With our selenium test suite, we’re able to catch regression issues before they go in releases. PrimeFaces QA team is also currently working on a new Arquillan-JSFUnit test suite. With monthly release cycle, we’re aiming to fix any bugs quickly and deliver them back to the community.

Backward Compatibility

There are no major changes in 3.2 except slight differences in reimplemented components.

  • Growl now uses css to display the severity icons instead of the previous *Icon attributes.
  • Password component sets feedback mode to false by default.
  • Incell editing datatable requires editable attribute to be set true.
  • ProgressBar’s oncomplete attribute is removed in favor of complete ajax behavior.

New Widget Architecture

We’ve rewritten our client side widget architecture to get proper inheritance and callbacks to widget lifecycle. Prior to 3.2 when a component was updated with ajax, the corresponding widget was reinitialized, with our new design widgets just refresh themselves leading to improved memory usage on the browser and much cleaner code. Please note that this is an internal change and has no effect regarding the usage of the components.

Themes

PrimeFaces Themes also get an update with the new 1.0.4 release, most of the themes are unchanged and some get minor color improvements.

Documentation

User’s Guide for 3.2 will be available next week along with 3.2 Final release.

Download

Visit PrimeFaces.org downloads section to try out the release candidate of 3.2.

Always bet on Prime!

Optimus Prime and All the Autobots in PrimeFaces Team

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9 thoughts on “PrimeFaces 3.2.RC1 Unleashed

  1. Congratulations and Thanks Once again Primefaces ROCKS!. Looking forward for future releases.

  2. Great News!!!

    Looking forward to it.

    Are you going to implement resizableColumns in TreeTable for 3.3?

  3. Great job. Please bring PrimeFaces Mobile to production status. Some of us are waiting to see what PrimeFaces will come up with before deciding on a mobile platform to develop with.

  4. I feel PF 3.2 RC1 is much faster than even if smaller… Fantastic release..