I finally got around to weaving my modifications for adding GlassFish support to seam-gen (documented here and here) into the Seam project (JBSEAM-1619). While working on integration the changes, I managed to close the few remaining gaps and also add support for JBoss AS 5!
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.