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JSF 2 Schedule
So, when is JSF 2 supposed to be released? The simple answer is "when Java EE 6 is released." But, for those who want a little more detail, here is the current schedule:
|Milestone||Target Date||Hand Off to JCP Date||Completion Date|
|Spec EDR1||21 Apr 2008||24 Apr 2008||3 Jun 2008|
|Spec EDR2||31 Aug 2008|
|Spec Public Review||26 Sept 2008|
|Spec Proposed Final Draft||12 Dec 2008|
For EDR2, you can expect simplified component development -- you'll be able to write a JSF component with a single artifact, much like Facelet compositions. If you're working with JSF, I highly encourage you to grab Mojarra as soon as it complies to EDR2 (if you're not going to download Mojarra EDR1, that is).
As usual, this schedule is subject to change. And, although the proposed final draft date is the 12th of December, it could be longer before it is approved by the JCP and posted on the site. Also, Mojarra may be out later. It is, however, closely tracking the spec, and it should run on any Java EE 5 web container (i.e Tomcat 6 or Glassfish).
Even after Mojarra is released, it will probably be a while before Java EE vendors other than Sun include the newest release...hopefully, they'll release Java EE 6 implementations faster than they released Java EE 5 implementations, though.
There is a more complete description of the schedule, with milestones, in the Mojarra FAQ.
Posted at 05:18PM Jul 30, 2008 by kmann in JavaServer Faces 2.0 |