At the last Seam meeting we ran over the the time line for Seam 3.0 release. We are aiming to have development finished by mid June, spend a month polishing up the documentation and examples, and have a release candidate ready for you to try out in mid July.
Seam 3.0 will contain:
- Drools 5 integration
- Additional JSF 2 support
- Internationalization support
- Seam Security
- XML Bean Config
- The Seam Application Framework
- jBPM 3 support
- Additional support for JAX-RS
- Additional support for Servlet
- Seam managed transactions and seam persistence contexts
- Support for transactions in Servlet Containers
and, if available in time:
Looking ahead, we're aiming to release Seam 3.1 around Christmas, which will likely add support for:
- Seam 2 Backwards Compatibility
- Spring Integration
- Reporting (Excel and PDF support)
- Support for JBoss ESB
- Provisionally, support for jBPM 5
Some of these modules have releases already (and you can expect to see more very soon), and we'll continue in this vein - so you may well find that there is some support before the Seam release is complete!
We'd also like to hear what you think - do you think we should delay the 3.0 release to get more in? What would you include in the 3.0 release if you had the choice?