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New Major Version of QuipuKit JSF Library Goes Open Source - Meet OpenFaces

05.25.2009
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TeamDev is proud to announce a major 2.0 update to the JSF components library formerly known as QuipuKit. Since the release of major update the product will be released under dual licensed model: open-source (LGPL) and commercial. The change in the product licensing is reflected in the new product name - OpenFaces.

There are two main reasons for us to go open-source with the product:

  • A larger number of developers can now use our library in their development.
  • OpenFaces is being used in a new framework for web and enterprise development we are currently working on. This product will be also released as open-source. The new framework is based on OSGi, JSF, Spring, and Hibernate, and will be officially announced later this summer. Stay tuned to our announcements.
  • OpenFaces 2.0 contains fully revised codebase of QuipuKit 1.6, and includes all the components previously available. In addition, it introduces an Ajax framework and a series of new components such as DayTable, PopupMenu, Window, Spinner as well as other new components and features. See these components and features in the on-line demo

    We will be constantly extending the library with new components and features, and believe that a joint community effort will make OpenFaces a strong basis for any JSF project. Of course, the previous version is going to be supported according to agreements with our customers, but we don't expect significant updates to its codebase, and encourage existing customers to migrate. You surely can count on our support during this process.

    Currently OpenFaces 2.0 is in pre-release stage. The purpose of this Early Access Program (EAP) release is to show the product to community and gather feedback before we freeze the public API of version 2.0. The production 2.0 release is planned for June 2009.

    We welcome everyone to contribute and participate in OpenFaces development. Please don't hesitate to post your feedback at the product forum or email us.

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