April 2008

ICEfaces 1.7 is Now Available!

ICEsoft is pleased to announce the availability of ICEfaces v1.7. This release of ICEfaces provides over 460+ powerful new features, enhancements and fixes such as:

ICEfaces Component Suite

  • New Component Showcase
  • New Popup/Context Menu
  • New Portlet Component
  • New Rich Text Editor
    • Leverages the industry-leading FCKeditor JavaScript library
  • New Media Player Component supports following media content in ICEfaces page:
    • Flash, Quicktime, Windows Media, and RealPlayer
  • New Popup/Tooltip Panel
  • New Divider Panel (Split Pane)
  • Improved Drag & Drop Performance and Scalability
  • XHTML Compliance
  • Numerous other enhancements to DataTable and other components

Framework & Bridge Enhancements

  • Improved Asynchronous connection management and robustness
  • Improved performance
  • Reduced memory consumption
  • Integration with Application Server Asynchronous Request Processing (ARP) APIs:
    • Glassfish v2 UR1
    • ICEfaces Asynchronous HTTP Server (AHS)
    • Jetty 6.1
    • Tomcat 6 and JBoss 4.2

Async HTTP Server (AHS) for Ajax Push:

  • AHS is now included in the core ICEfaces distribution
  • Runs as a servlet as well
  • Supports multiple asynchronous ICEfaces portlets deployed from different WAR files
  • Configurable as a server for additional scalability and robustness for asynchronous ICEfaces applications

Portlet Support:

  • ICEfaces now supports the following portal containers:
    • Liferay Portal
    • BEA WebLogic Portal
    • JBoss Portal
    • Apache Pluto
    • JetSpeed 2
  • Support for JSR-168 Portlets
  • New portlet sample applications and more

Improved Support for 3rd Party Frameworks

  • Spring Framework Support:
    • Improved support for using ICEfaces with Spring and Spring Web Flow
  • JBoss Seam
    • Enhanced Seam Component Showcase project

Improved Documentation

For more information on ICEfaces 1.7, see the Release Notes.

Download ICEfaces 1.7 Now!

Upcoming Events

JavaOne and CommunityOne 2008

Join us for JavaOne and CommunityOne 2008 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

ICEfaces related sessions at both JavaOne and Community One:

Asynchronous AJAX for Revolutionary Web Applications


  • Ted Goddard, Senior Software Architect, ICEsoft
  • Jean-Francois Arcand, Sun Microsystems

Emerging AJAX techniques, variously called AJAX Push, Comet, Reverse AJAX and HTTP streaming, are bringing revolutionary changes to Web application interactivity, truly moving the web into the Participation Age. This session provides a detailed introduction to the Asynchronous Web and its application to social computing, explaining the underlying protocols and APIs, the challenges for application servers, and the high-level techniques available to application developers. Attendees will take away the information they need to add multi-user collaboration and notification features to their application, whether they develop with Dojo, DWR, or ICEfaces, and whether they deploy on Jetty, Tomcat, or GlassFish.

For more information on these sessions, see Upcoming Events.


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