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Apache MyFaces
MyFaces logo.jpg
Developer(s) Apache Software Foundation
Stable release 2.0.0-beta / February 1, 2010; 36 day(s) ago (2010-02-01)
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Web Framework
License Apache License 2.0
Website http://myfaces.apache.org

Apache MyFaces is an Apache Software Foundation project that creates and maintains an open-source JavaServer Faces implementation, along with several libraries of JSF components that can be deployed on the core implementation. The project is divided into several sub-projects:

  • Core: an implementation of the JSF 1.1, JSF 1.2 and JSF 2.0 specification and components as specified by JSR 127, JSR 252 and JSR 314 respectively
  • Portlet Bridge: an implementation of the JSF Portlet Bridge specification as specified by JSR 301
  • Tomahawk: a set of JSF components created by the MyFaces development team prior to its donation to Apache
  • Trinidad: a set of JSF components contributed to MyFaces by Oracle, where it was known as ADF Faces
  • Tobago: a set of JSF components contributed to MyFaces by Atanion GmbH
  • Orchestra: a framework used to manage persistence sessions across various scopes
  • Extensions Validator: a JSF centric validation framework, which is based on annotations
  • Others: As well as these subprojects, MyFaces has a number of smaller subprojects, for example MyFaces Commons or MyFaces Shared. These subprojects can be found here.

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Core

The MyFaces Core subproject is an open-source implementation of the JavaServer Faces specifications 1.1, 1.2 and 2.0. The latest version 2.0.0-beta was released on 2010-02-01[1]. Each major release of MyFaces Core is certified against the Sun TCK to ensure compliance[2].

The core subproject is divided into two submodules:

  • MyFaces API implements all of the classes that are defined in the specification.
  • MyFaces Impl provides "invisible" support classes that user code does not directly invoke, but which is needed for a working JSF framework. Examples are the renderer classes for the standard JSF components.

These two submodules are distributed in two libraries, myfaces-api.jar and myfaces-impl.jar. Both of them are needed to be able to deploy a JSF based web application.

The latest release of MyFaces Core, 2.0.0-beta, is the second released MyFaces implementation of the JSF 2.0 specification and the first one in beta stage. It requires Java 1.5 or later, JSP 2.1, JSTL 1.2 and a Java Servlet 2.5 implementation[3]. The release notes can be found here.

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