Oct 28

PrimeFaces ELITE 3.5.18 and 4.0.2 Released

PrimeFaces 3.5.18 and 4.0.2 releases are now available to Elite and Pro users. These versions focus on Internet Explorer compatibility overall. Special news is that IE7 support is back (partially). Although we phased out IE7 support in 3.5, a PRO user has stepped in to sponsor particular cases and while we are on it, improved various other parts for IE7 and newer.

Here are the common enhancements for both releases;

And only for 4.0.2;

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Binaries, Sources, API docs and VDL docs are available in PrimeFaces Elite Portal for Elite Subscribers as an official release bundle. PrimeFaces PRO Users can access the files from PRO Portal.

Next planned Elite Releases are 4.0.3 and 3.5.19 in mid november.

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Oct 25

PrimeUI 1.0 Final Released

PrimeUI, the spin-off project from PrimeFaces has reached 1.0.RC1 release. PrimeUI is a pure JS-CSS framework providing 35+ jQuery UI widgets (menus, forms, tabview, accordion, tree, datatable, dialog …) designed to work with REST and JSON. These widgets were created exclusively for PrimeFaces from scratch as a result you can never find them anywhere else. PrimeUI can be used with any web framework like php, asp.net mvc, ruby on rails, spring mvc and more.

Downloads

1.0 Final Release is available at PrimeUI downloads page.

New Committer

Rudy De Busscher has joined PrimeUI project as a committer and already contributed the fixes between the RC1 and Final. Rudy is also the author of AngularPrime, the integration module between PrimeUI and AngularJS.

Roadmap

Next planned version is 1.1 and we plan to add new widgets from PrimeFaces.

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Oct 15

PrimeFaces ELITE Dual Release

PrimeFaces ELITE is back a with dual release; 4.0.1 and 3.5.17. Both provides common bug fixes along with accessibility enhancements (e.g. keyboard support for paginator) and contextMenu improvements for Tree components.

4.0.1

3.5.17

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Binaries, Sources, API docs and VDL docs are available in PrimeFaces Elite Portal for Elite Subscribers as an official release bundle. PrimeFaces PRO Users can access the files from PRO Portal.

Next planned Elite Releases are 4.0.2 and 3.5.18.

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Oct 09

PrimeUI 1.0.RC1 Released

PrimeUI, the spin-off project from PrimeFaces has reached 1.0.RC1 release. PrimeUI is a pure JS-CSS framework providing 35+ jQuery UI widgets (menus, forms, tabview, accordion, tree, datatable, dialog …) designed to work with REST and JSON. These widgets were created exclusively for PrimeFaces from scratch as a result you can never find them anywhere else. PrimeUI can be used with any web framework like php, asp.net mvc, ruby on rails, spring mvc and more.

Compared to previous 0.9.6 version, RC1 brings bug fixes and improvements to DataTable like Lazy Loading from a remote datasource. All online examples use JAX-RS services.

Downloads

RC1 Release is available at PrimeUI downloads page.

Roadmap

By next week, we plan to release 1.0 Final. It took 1 year from 0.1 to 1.0 and we are pleased with the current state.

Extensions

PrimeUI has been ported to Ruby on Rails via PrimeRails from (PrimeFaces Mobile developer Lazaro Nixon) and AngularJS via AngularPrime already and we plan to unify the add-ons at PrimeUI Extensions project. Special thanks to Rudy De Busscher for organizing the extensions project and his work on AngularPrime.

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Oct 07

Async-IO and PrimeTek Partnership

Async-IO, the company behind Atmosphere Framework and PrimeTek Informatics have been partners since early 2013 offering commercial support of Atmosphere based PrimePush via PRO service and we are now glad to announce two companies have agreed on a special deal to take PrimeFaces Push, to the next level.

Atmosphere is a great generic framework for push enabled applications and already used by various web frameworks like PrimeFaces, Wicket, Grails, RichFaces, Play and more. What makes PrimeFaces Push unique is that, the initial version was implemented by Jeanfrancois Arcand, creator of Atmosphere and founder of Async-IO in late 2012.

As a result of the new agreement, Async-IO will implement the brand new PrimeFaces Push based on Atmosphere 2.0 runtime with never seen before features in other frameworks. This is very special and unique because while other frameworks are trying to find their way around Atmosphere, next generation PrimeFaces Push itself will be designed and implemented by Async-IO. PrimeTek also contributes to the project as a sponsor of Atmosphere.

PrimeFaces Push in 4.0 has received improvements already from Async-IO and 4.1 will introduce the next generation.

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Oct 03

PrimeFaces 4.0 Released

PrimeFaces Team is pleased to announce the 4.0 Final Release. After months of development and hard work, 4.0 is now available, free as a community release (fully featured suite under apache license). There are close to 350 improvements over 3.5, please see full changelog for details.

JSF 2.2 Support

PrimeFaces 4.0 brings first-class support for JSF 2.2. Important features like pass through attributes, reset values, servlet 3.x uploads are supported. Thanks to internal runtime detection, 4.0 can also run on 2.0 and 2.1 implementations.

Client Side Validation Framework

CSV is one of the highlights of 4.0, bringing JSF validations to the client side using a lightweight approach with HTML5. Bean validation is supported out of the box in addition to the features like custom events, APIs for extension, localization and more.

Dialog Framework

Dialog Framework is an alternative approach to using declarative dialogs, using DF it is easy to reuse external xhtml views in dialogs thanks to the dynamic approach of DF. Advanced features like customization and communication between host-dialog are also provided.

Search Expressions

Search Expressions goes beyond the basic keyword support of JSF by providing new keywords, improves PFS with jQuery selector integration and more. It has never been easier to find components.

Deferred Loading

OutputPanel is equipped with handy deferred loading mechanism, using this feature you are able to load content after page load or when a certain area becomes visible after scrolling.

HTML5 FileUpload

FileUpload has been rewritten from scratch to fix the problems of old one. Powered by HTML5, new fileupload adds new features and has been improved greatly in terms of quality.

Component Features

There are new components like fragment, multiSelectListbox, sticky and existing components have been improved with new features such as sticky datatable headers, dragdrop for tree, grid layout for checkbox-radio and many more.

Maintenance

Until 4.0, there has been 16 Elite Maintenance releases. Thanks to PrimeFaces Elite, quality has been improved drastically in 4.0 and will be much better with the frequent 4.0.x Elite Releases.

Documentation

User’s Guide is updated to cover 4.0 and has reached 530 pages. It is available at documentation page.

Maven Central

PrimeFaces 4.0 is in maven central repository available for download, snapshots will also be deployed to oss snapshots repository.

Elite Discount

For a limited perioud until 4.0.1, we are now offering %20 discount for 1 year Elite Subscription that reduces the fee from 249$ to 199$.

Roadmap

We’ll now focus on releasing PrimeFaces Mobile 1.0 which was on hold due to 4.0 dependencies and the PrimeUI 1.0. PrimeFaces 4.1 will be available in Q1 of 2014 and  Elite Development for 4.0.x will start as of today whereas Elite for 3.5.x will be available until the end of 2013.

Always bet on Prime!

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Sep 30

PrimeFaces 3.5.16 Released

Testing progress is in progress for PrimeFaces 4.0 Final and we’ve ported some of the improvements to the 3.5.x as well with the next in line 3.5.16.

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Binaries, Sources, Javadocs and Tag docs are available in PrimeFaces Elite Portal for Elite Subscribers as an official release bundle. PrimeFaces PRO Users can access the files from PRO Portal.

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Sep 25

PrimeFaces Elite 3.5.15 Released

PrimeFaces Team is pleased to announce a new Elite Release for 3.5.x line featuring over 20 improvements including important fixes to DataTable, Tree and TreeTable;

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Binaries, Sources, Javadocs and Tag docs are available in PrimeFaces Elite Portal for Elite Subscribers as an official release bundle. PrimeFaces PRO Users can access the files from PRO Portal.

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Sep 16

PrimeFaces 4.0.RC1 Released

PrimeFaces Team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of 4.0 Release. After 7 months of hard work, the next generation of PrimeFaces, codename SENTINEL, is ready for PrimeFaces Community. Highlights of PrimeFaces 4.0;

  • Over 300 Improvements
  • First class JSF 2.2 Support
  • New Components
  • New Features to Existing Components
  • Dialog Framework
  • Client Side Validation Framework
  • HTML5 FileUpload
  • PrimePush – Atmosphere Improvements
  • Brand new MenuModel
  • Deferred Loading
  • Search Expressions
  • DragDrop Tree
  • Global ConfirmDialog
  • Sticky Headers
  • Performance Improvements
  • Huge Amount of Maintenance
  • Improved Quality
  • and much more…

We’ll wait for the detailed release announcement until 4.0 Final Release which is due next week.

JSF Runtime
PrimeFaces 4.0 can run on JSF 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2 runtimes. On 2.2, using runtime detection extra features like html5 passthrough attributes and servlet 3.0 fileuploads are enabled.

Download

Maven dependency information and standalone bundle are available at PrimeFaces Downloads.

Documentation

New User’s Guide is being worked on at the moment to cover 4.0 and it will be available along with 4.0 Final Release next week.

Roadmap

PrimeFaces 4.0 is a major upgrade that is available as a community release, until next major release 4.1 (Early 2014), there will be various 4.0.x releases and 3.5.x releases for PrimeFaces ELITE and PRO subscribers.

Always bet on Prime!

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Sep 02

PrimeFaces Elite 3.5.14 Released

PrimeFaces Elite == High Quality

PrimeFaces Team is pleased to announce an update on PrimeFaces 3.5.x Elite Series. 3.5.14 focuses purely on maintenance and highlight is the major performance upgrade in Ajax Updates for Internet Explorer. Time it takes for an ajax update in IE has been reduced drastically, as an example we had a complex test case where we managed to get 7x speed up from 7 seconds to less than a second.

There are also improvements on Fileupload, PrimeFaces Push via Atmosphere and more;

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Binaries, Sources, Javadocs and Tag docs are available in PrimeFaces Elite Portal for Elite Subscribers as an official release bundle. PrimeFaces PRO Users can access the files from PRO Portal.

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