Dan Allen wrote:
Working on the booking example has allowed me to gain a perspective
about what services we need right away out of the faces (jsf) module.
Perhaps it can be removed once the next rev of the EL is ready, but
for now we need JBoss EL to get parametrized EL expressions. That
means providing a custom JSF Application factory.
Fortunately, overriding the default Application impl got way simpler
in JSF 2.0 since the spec now provides a base implementation class
that you can override a single method at a time. We can eliminate
these overrides as they come available in the platform. But for now we
...that brings me to my next very important point. I think we need to
be developing against the JSF trunk. The last release, PR2, does not
have any of the features that we recently contributed, making
development against PR2 almost pointless. I would like to compile a
JSF release, call it 2.0.0-PR2_1 (or suggest another version number),
deploy it to the JBoss repository, and Seam can depend on that for
now. If there are no objections, I will do that today.
No objections from me.
Going back to the faces module, instead of continuing with the
org.jboss.seam.jsf and org.jboss.seam.faces package split in Seam 3, I
think we should put all the faces classes under org.jboss.seam.faces
and use appropriate sub-package names. So in this case, I propose
org.jboss.seam.faces.application.SeamApplication for overriding the
default Application impl. We will also need the org.jboss.seam.el
package (perhaps module).
+1 for this idea. The module dependencies are turning out to be quite
difficult to unravel, if we put our foot down and say that all
faces-related/dependent functionality just goes in the faces module this
will greatly help to simplify things.
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