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I'm pleased to announce the release of Seam 2.1.0.BETA1.

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This is an exciting day for us, as we get to show off what we've been working on for the last 6 months, since the dust settled around the Seam 2.0 release. So, what should you look for?

  • First class support for Wicket - check out the all new Wicket example. I'll be posting a tutorial on using Wicket with Seam in the next week or two
  • Identity management - built in, flexible, support for managing users in a database (via JPA) or LDAP (or build your own store frontend!)
  • Permission management - now you've got ACL permissions (stored using JPA) in addition to rule based permissions and simple permissions
  • Create reports in Excel and CSV using JSF tags and Facelets templates
  • Built in support for URL rewriting
  • Initial support for JAX-RS (JSR-311) - the REST API for Java, through RESTeasy
  • A big speed improvement to SeamTest, and you can now run it at the same time as JBoss AS
  • Ability to deploy your own resources when Seam boots (you can watch for annotations, file name patterns, file content - the list is endless!)
  • Customizing the default interceptor stack - watch for a tutorial on this in the next few weeks
  • Support for JBoss Cache 1.x or JBoss POJO Cache 1.x in JBoss AS 4.2, JBoss Cache 2.x in JBoss AS 5, and EHCache (of course, you can also use JBoss Cache in other app servers!)

And of course, we got the usual plethora of updates, such as:

  • Groovy 1.5
  • RichFaces 3.2

Not to forget the massive 279 issues closed since 2.1.0.ALPHA1!

And finally, I would like to introduce to you four new community contributors to Seam, who have joined the team over the last few months; Matt Drees, Jacob Orshalick, Nicklas Karlsson and Daniel Roth (Nik and Daniel are responsible for the Excel module, excellent work guys!)

8 comments:
 
27. Aug 2008, 22:24 CET | Link
Ignas

Good work! I'm waiting for 2.1.0 specially looking for new identity management features. Also very interested in wicked support, since i don't like jsf. If porting seam application from jsf to wicked will not be hard maybe i'll do it. When i'll find time i'll investigate on this :) Good job and thanks!

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27. Aug 2008, 23:17 CET | Link
Thiago Morello

Realy nice work integrating with RESTeasy. The documentation is also becoming better and better. Great job

 
27. Aug 2008, 23:47 CET | Link

Hi Pete,

Great work. Have you thought about using JSecurity as the security infrastructure for identity management and access control? Odds are very high it can handle all of Seam's needs and more...

28. Aug 2008, 02:15 CET | Link
Built in support for URL rewriting

-- I checked the reference doc, couldn't find anywhere. Could you post a small write-up on how to get this configured?

Thanks

 
28. Aug 2008, 19:56 CET | Link
Andre Eugenio
-- I checked the reference doc, couldn't find anywhere. Could you post a small write-up on how to get this configured?

http://docs.jboss.com/seam/2.1.0.BETA1/reference/en-US/html/configuration.html#d0e21999

Look at 28.1.4.3. URL rewriting - Its a new filter that can be actived, looks pretty simple.

PS. Btw great work guys.

 
30. Aug 2008, 19:32 CET | Link
Les Hazlewood wrote on Aug 27, 2008 17:47:
Hi Pete, Great work. Have you thought about using JSecurity as the security infrastructure for identity management and access control? Odds are very high it can handle all of Seam's needs and more...

I suggest you ask this question on the forum, as Shane, the Seam Security lead can answer you.

 
05. Sep 2008, 04:51 CET | Link
Antonio Carlos da Silva dos Santos | acdasilva(AT)gmail.com
The features are getting better!!! Identity management (JPA/LDAP) and RESTful support are great for web applications.

JBoss Seam rocks!
 
05. Sep 2008, 04:56 CET | Link
Antonio Carlos da Silva dos Santos | acdasilva(AT)gmail.com

The features are getting better!!! Identity management (JPA/LDAP) and RESTful support are great for web applications.

JBoss Seam rocks!

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