RichFaces 4.0.0.Alpha2 Released


News: RichFaces 4.0.0.Alpha2 Released

  1. RichFaces 4.0.0.Alpha2 Released (2 messages)

    Some highlights in RichFaces 4.0.0.ALPHA2:

    • Redesigned and improved Component Development Kit
    • Ajax core components set almost completely migrated.
    • Ajax request smart Queuing mechanism implemented
    • Rich Data Iteration components created
    • Skinning including standard control skinning feature was migrated.

    You can download all the release artifacts at the RichFaces download page, and review the release notes. The distribution readme.txt in the richfaces-4.0.0.ALPHA2 file contains all you need to get started and integrate the library into your application. If you are using maven you can follow the wiki instructions: How to add RichFaces 4.X to Maven Based Project.


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  3. Don't hold your breath.

    I love RichFaces, but the combo box is next to unusable. It has this awkward idea of having to change the meaning of the f:selectItem, but the worst thing is that it simply doesn't render correctly in a lot of circumstances. The drop-down menu either doesn't render at all (happens a lot in Chrome), or renders severely misaligned. Maybe it works when directly put on a plain HTML page with only the html and body tags presents, but as soon as any amount of css is used (especially floating parts), then the component completely breaks down.

    Maybe the combo box is better off being put in a special sandbox version of RichFaces until it grows up a little?