PrimeFaces team is pleased to announce that PrimeFaces 2.0.0.RC is released, this initial release is the port of 1.0.0.RC targeting JSF 2.0. You can download the release from downloads section and reference documentation is updated to cover this release.
So which JSF 2.0 features does PrimeFaces use? Currently state management is migrated to new state management infrastructure of JSF 2.0 which performs much better compared to JSF 1.x. We still keep our Resource Servlet and decided not to migrate to JSF 2.0 resource loading for now since current solution is optimized for PrimeFaces. Also our jquery based ajax solution is still in instead of JSF 2.0 ajax.
In future PrimeFaces 2.x releases we’ll consider moving more features to use JSF 2.0 stuff for sure but right now the priority is to make sure PrimeFaces 2.x runs smoothly on JSF 2.0. Also from now on there’ll be two branches; PrimeFaces 1.x and PrimeFaces 2.x, which will be developed and released in sync.