Seam 1.1.1 is now available for download.
This release fixes several minor bugs, introduces a number of improvements to seam-gen, and adds the following new features:
- Facelets PDF templates (a JSF tag library for iText)
- definition of navigation rules via pages.xml
- Seam Text, a built-in text formatting language for use in blogs, forums and wikis
- several improvements to pages.xml
The most exciting feature is the PDF generation (developed by Norman Richards). It's now super easy to generate PDF from Seam, by writing a simple facelets template. Check out the samples in the examples/pdf directory.
For people building collaboration-oriented websites, Seam Text is a wikitext parser built using an ANTLR grammar. It's totally trivial to display wikitext in your Seam application using <s:formattedText/>. The language itself is nice and flexible - much, much better than the awful wikitext language used by the software that runs this blog. I guess its well past time for blog.hibernate.org to be running on Seam.