ICEfaces®

v1.8 RC1 Release Notes

February 12th, 2009

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Overview

This document contains the following sections:

Changes in v1.8 RC1 (This Release)


ICEfaces v1.8 RC#1 is a release-candidate build that provides a feature-complete preview of the new features, enhancements, and fixes that will be included in the upcoming ICEfaces v1.8 release. Although this build has successfully completed regression testing issues may still exist, thus, it is not recommended for production use.

Review the Known Issues prior to using this release. Please report any issues with this build to the ICEfaces Development Build Feedback forum.

This release includes over 100 fixes and enhancements since 1.8 DR#2. Refer to the ICEfaces JIRA Change Log for detailed information on all the changes included in this release.

Notable Improvements & Enhancements


Changes in v1.8 DR#2 


ICEfaces v1.8 DR#2 is a Development Build that provides an early-access preview of new features, enhancements, and fixes that will be included in the upcoming ICEfaces v1.8 release. This build has been lightly tested and is unsuitable for production use.

Review the Known Issues prior to using this release. Please report any issues with this build to the ICEfaces Development Build Feedback forum.

This release includes over 100 fixes and enhancements. Refer to the ICEfaces JIRA Change Log for detailed information on all the changes included in this release.

Notable Improvements & Enhancements

Documentation Changes


Changes in v1.8 DR#1


ICEfaces v1.8 DR#1 is a Development Build that provides an early-access preview of new features, enhancements, and fixes that will be included in the upcoming ICEfaces v1.8 release. This build has been lightly tested and is unsuitable for production use.

Review the Known Issues prior to using this release.

You may report any issues with this build to the ICEfaces Development Build Feedback forum.

Notable Improvements & Enhancements


Refer to the ICEfaces JIRA Change Log for detailed information on all the changes included in this release.


Supported Platforms


This release of ICEfaces has been verified on the following platforms:

Java


ICEfaces is supported on the following Java versions:

Browsers


Vendor
Product
Version
Apple
Safari
3.x
Google
Chrome
1.0
Microsoft
Internet Explorer
6, 7, 8 Beta
Mozilla
Firefox
2.0, 3.0
Opera
Opera
9.x
Opera
Opera Mobile
8.65

Application Servers


Vendor
Product
Version
Apache
Tomcat
5.5, 6.0
BEA Systems Inc.
Weblogic Server
8.1, 9.2, 10.3
JBoss Inc.
JBoss Application Server
4.0.5, 4.2.x, 5.0
IBM
Websphere Application Server
6.0.2, 6.1, 7.0
Oracle
Oracle Application Server Container for J2EE (OC4J)
10.1.3
SAP
NetWeaver
7.0
Sun Microsystems
GlassFish
v2.x, v3 Prelude
Sun Microsystems
Sun Java System Application Server
8.1, 9.x
Webtide
Jetty
6.1.x

Portal Containers


Vendor
Product
Version
Apache Pluto 1.1.4
Apache Jetspeed 2 2.1.3
BEA WebLogic Portal 10
Liferay
Liferay Portal
4.3.x, 5.x
RedHat
JBoss Portal
2.6.x

IDE Tools

ICEfaces IDE integration bundles are available for the following development tools:

Vendor
Product
Version
Eclipse
Eclipse/Web Tools Platform
3.4
Genuitec LLC
MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench
6.5, 7.0
Sun
NetBeans
6.5

Note: Tool integration bundles may be updated independently from ICEfaces releases. Refer to
http://downloads.icefaces.org
for the most recent tool bundles and associated ICEfaces runtime libraries.

Note: ICEfaces can generally be used with any Java IDE that supports JEE 1.4 0 (+JSF) and JEE 1.5 projects. If a specific ICEfaces integration is not available for your IDE, ICEfaces can be manually included into your project classpath. See the ICEfaces Tools forum and Tutorials for more information on using ICEfaces with a variety of IDEs.

Known Issues

The following section describes the most commonly encountered known issues with this release. For a complete reference of all outstanding issues please refer to the ICEfaces.org JIRA issue tracker.

Documentation

General

JSP Markup

ICEfaces Component Suite

Portlets

Sample Applications

Application Servers

Support

Open source community support is available at http://www.icefaces.org.

For information on commercial support, professional services, and training, please visit http://support.icefaces.org.

About ICEfaces

ICEfaces delivers extensions to Java ServerFaces (JSF) that provide an AJAX-enabled rich presentation environment for JSF applications. ICEfaces brings value to any Java EE development project that needs to provide superior presentation capabilities to the web application user. In particular, ICEfaces provides the following features:

Learn More

This ICEfaces release comes with extensive documentation that will help you understand the product thoroughly. Documentation for this release is located in your installation directory at .../install_dir/icefaces/docs/. The following documents are provided in PDF format:

  1. ICEfaces Getting Started Guide: This guide takes you through product installation, environment configuration, demo app installation, and a basic 7-stage tutorial. This guide also contains information related to support for different application server environments and development tools.
  2. ICEfaces Developer's Guide: This guide contains information relevant to developing applications with ICEfaces. It describes the ICEfaces architecture, and explains key concepts that the ICEfaces developer should be aware of. It also provides a complete reference guide that covers APIs, configuration, components (including the ICEfaces Component Suite) and TLDs, and covers advanced topics like server-initiated rendering.
ICEfaces documentation is also available on-line at http://documentation.icefaces.org/.

License Notice

License agreements can be found in the .../install_dir/icefaces/docs/license directory.


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