On April 3, 2012 a press release was issued announcing that Liferay will be assuming leadership for the portletfaces.org community. I'm very excited about this development and wanted to take a moment to provide some additional details.
The portletfaces.org community was formed by Liferay Platinum Partner Triton Services, Inc. and Silver Partner Mimacom AG in order to provide support for JSF 2 inside of Liferay Portal. Here at Liferay, we have seen strong demand for JSF portlets from Liferay’s community and customers. Triton and Mimacom recently contributed the projects from portletfaces.org to liferay.com and Liferay has committed to moving the technology forward.
The portletfaces.org website is being transitioned to its new home at liferay.com:
The projects at portletfaces.org have been repackaged under a new umbrella project called Liferay Faces along with some name changes:
- AlloyFaces -> Liferay Faces Alloy
- PortletFaces Bridge -> Liferay Faces Bridge
- LiferayFaces -> Liferay Faces Portal
Additionally, the java packaging namespace has been refactored: org.portletfaces -> com.liferay
The first release of Liferay Faces is version 3.0.0-BETA1 and is scheduled for Friday April 6, 2012. The 3.0.x branch is designed to be used with Liferay 6.0.x based portals. After the release, work will begin on the 3.1.x branch which will target Liferay 6.1.x based portals.
In this first release, the Liferay Faces Alloy and Liferay Facs Portal projects have received some minor bug fixes, but Liferay Faces Bridge has undergone significant development since the last release of PortletFaces Bridge 2.0.2. Specifically, we've focussed on developing the remaining features of JSR 329 and have made great progress towards getting the bridge to pass all of the tests in the JSR 329 Test Compatibility Kit (TCK).
Features and support for developing portlets with Liferay Faces will be included in upcoming releases of Liferay IDE and Liferay Developer Studio.
The forums at portletfaces.org were migrated on April 3, 2012 to their new home at liferay.com:
If your account at www.portletfaces.org was created prior to January 19, 2012 had the same email address as your account at liferay.com then the posts you made at portletfaces.org should still be authored with your name. Otherwise the author will appear as "PortletFaces Community Member." If you're waiting on an answer on a particular forum post, I recommend that you make a comment on that post in order to make sure you get email alerts. Also, I recommend subscribing to the Liferay Faces forum in general.
The issues at jira.portletfaces.org will be consolidated into a single JIRA project called FACES and will soon be migrated to their new home at liferay.com:
If your account at jira.portletfaces.org had the same username as your account at issues.liferay.com then issues you created (or commented on) should continue to be authored with your name. If you didn't have an account at issues.liferay.com then a new account will automatically be created once the migration is complete. If that's the case, then you will probably have to use the "forgot my password" feature in order to setup your password in the new system.
I renamed my @portletfaces account at twitter to @liferayfaces. If you were following @portletfaces then you will automatically be following @liferayfaces.
Enterprise Subscription & Support
As soon as Liferay Faces 3.0.0 and 3.1.0 reach their first production release, Liferay EE customers will enjoy support for Liferay Faces according to the Service Level Agreement (SLA) associated with Liferay Enterprise Subscription & Support (ESS).
The projects at portletfaces.org were released under the Apache 2 license, but the Liferay Faces project will be released under the LGPL 2.1 license which is already used by Liferay on other projects.
I wanted to extend my personal thanks to my dear friends at Triton and Mimacom for making this contribution, and to Liferay for taking the lead moving forward. I also want to thank the faithful members of the portletfaces.org community for their support and kind words of encouragement.