RichFaces 4.1 M3 – New Components, Mobile Support, and Better Performance

The RichFaces team has been doing an amazing job on RichFaces 4.1 and today released Milestone 3. Many components in 4.1 have been optimized for mobile. You can see the Milestone 3 components showcase deployed to OpenShift – Red Hat’s PaaS. It uses device detection and will show the mobile optimized version if you access from a mobile device.

Staying on mobile topic, if you want to build HTML5 and native mobile apps using cloud services, try Tiggr Mobile Apps Builder.

New components

In the showcase, you will find a number of new components:

rich:editor, rich:orderingList, and rich:pickList are components from RichFaces 3.3 that didn’t make into 4.0, so this very good. The new component is rich:notifyMesssage. It’s a very cool component, it allows showing messages in a floating box. Try it.

Better performance

With mobile support, resource handling has been improved. The goal is to reduce the number of requests as well as reduce the size of JavaScript, and CSS sent to the browser. Performance improvements will not limited to mobile, but will also give a standard Web app a boost in performance.

You can read more what’s new in RichFaces 4.1 M3 from Brian Leathem: http://blog.bleathem.ca/2011/10/richfaces-410m3-release-announcement.html

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