I'm pleased to announce the release of Web Beans 1.0.0.BETA1. This release implements around 90% of the JSR-299, Java Contexts and Dependency Injection specification. The only major feature missing from this release is support for annotating your beans using XML.
Following the Roadmap version 4.0.0 Alpha2 of Hibernate Validator is now available. This implementation is based on JSR 303 Specification 1.0.Beta4. The distribution contains everything you need to get started. If not let us know what you are
I've had this idea for a while now about using XSDs in Facelets templates. I believe we should stop pretending that Facelets templates are XHTML documents and start treating them as unrestricted XML. This would give us the freedom to extend the XML dialect with XML Schema and take full advantage of the type enforcement, syntax recognition, and tooling support that XML Schema provides.
Prior to revision 2.0, the JavaServer Faces specification states that all dates and times should be treated as UTC, and rendered as UTC, unless a time zone is explicitly specified in the timeZone attribute of the <f:convertDateTime> converter tag. This is an extremely inconvenient default behavior. This open proposal, targeting the 2.1 release, extends the Locale configuration to accommodate a default time zone preference that is used by default when a date is rendered.
Have you ever found yourself frustrated with a ClassNotFoundException? Would you like to know what libraries are in your project and what they depend on? Would you like to get a full report on this stuff every time you run your ant build? If so you need to take a look at the new JBoss Tattletale project!
The revised Public Review Draft of Contexts and Dependency Injection (JSR-299, the spec formerly known as Web Beans) was approved by the EC with all EC members voting Yes, except for Nortel and SpringSource who did not vote.