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
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.
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:
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.