I've been bloggingelsewhere about validation in Seam recently and been getting some good feedback regarding what has been found out by myself and others, so I thought I'd kick off my blogging here with a quick summary of what has been discovered.
Seam and Drools both got the nod in InfoWorld's Best of Open Source awards. Apparently the judges did not have a category for application frameworks but they were so determined to reward Seam that they decided to hand us the application server category ;-)
The RichFaces team has released RichFaces 3.1.0. This release merges the functionality of Ajax4JSF and RichFaces into a single package and adds a number of new components. You can get the new release here or try out the online demo.
Hibernate Search 3.0.0.CR1 is now out. This release is mainly the last bits of new features and polishing before the final version. The next cycle will be dedicated to bug fixes (of any bug that pops up), as well as test suite and documentation improvements.