Thursday, May 30, 2013

OmniFaces 1.5 Release Candidate now available for testing

We're pleased to announce that the release candidate of OmniFaces 1.5 is now available for testing.

The following items are new for this release:

  • Decode UIComponent children in <o:param> when no value attribute is specified (so that you can specify JSF/HTML code as outputFormat parameter)
  • Allow endusers to specify custom passthrough attributes for Html5RenderKit
  • Added new includeRequestParams attribute to <o:form>
  • <o:messages> which extends <h:messages> with support for multiple client IDs in for attribute, ability to disable HTML escaping and ability to perform markupless rendering like <ui:repeat>
  • Faces#includeCompositeComponent() to programmatically include a composite component in given parent component
  • Add list based alternatives for the converters that automatically convert based on select items
  • Message interpolator for Bean Validation that allows a component's label to be inserted in the middle of a message
  • Added reset attribute to <o:cache> as an alternative for the programmatic resetting of a cache entry.
  • Added converters for an Iterable to List and DataModel, so these can be used in <ui:repeat> and <h:dataTable>

The release candidate can be downloaded here: omnifaces-1.5-RC.jar. Please use this for testing only.

To see the API and VDL docs for this 1.5 release candidate, remove "/1.4" from the path from the current API/VDL URL.

To see the live showcase of the 1.5 release candidate, go to snapshot-omnifaces.rhcloud.com (note: the showcase doesn't necessarily show all changes)

Please take a moment to try this RC release with your projects and file an issue should you encounter any problems.

If no serious issues are discovered, we plan to promote the 1.5 RC build to final somewhere next week.

Arjan Tijms

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