Primetime rolls around again
PrimeFaces 3.2 Final released, new components added
Keeping on the schedule of monthly updates, PrimeFaces has recieved its second major update to the 3x series, with the final release of PrimeFaces 3.2, bringing in a number of new components and reimplementing some old ones.
Over 80 improvements have been made to the JSF UI framework/component suite, most of which were outlined in last week's release candidate with today's release tidying up the edges somewhat.
Four new components make an appearance: BlockUI (that can block a particular content) DefaultCommand, MegaMenu (displays submenus of root items together) and the similar SplitButton (which has a default action feature and displays additional items in an overlay).
All the new features are viewable in the ChangeLog but some of the highlights for this version include
- Sort and Filter support to datatable with dynamic columns.
- Reordering of Columns with DragDrop.
- Ajax Paginator to ui:repeat functionality.
- Scroll to a Component after ajax update.
- Improved Accessibility across Components. Spinner Case Study.
- Improved Internet Explorer support.
Maintenance has also been on the menu for PrimeFaces 3.2 with 35+ filed defect fixes. PrimeFaces QA team is also currently working on a new Arquillan-JSFUnit test suite. Self-proclaimed leader of the project, 'Optimus Prime' also reports that they are well on the road to PrimeFaces Mobile 0.9.2 release, which is planned in the next 2 weeks, before the focus shifts back to PrimeFaces 3.3. He also revealed that major features of 3.3 would be the enhanced PrimeFaces Push, implementation of popular feature requests and two new features to Ajax framework.
In typical Michael Bay fashion, PrimeFaces have also released this trailer. Here's to PrimeFaces 3.2: