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PrimeFaces 7.0.RC1 Released

PrimeFaces 7.0.RC1 Released

PrimeTek is thrilled to announce the first release candidate of PrimeFaces 7.0 featuring over 450 significant improvements to the library.

Security

A more secure PrimeFaces has been one of the primary goals of 7.0 which now brings integration with owasp encoder. Additionally components such as FileUpload has received special treatment for more secure uploads.

New Themes

Nova and Luna are now available as the default options to replace the older themes to modernize the look and feel of PrimeFaces. Icons also have been updated to PrimeIcons to utilize our very own font icon library.

DatePicker

PrimeNG and PrimeReact have their own datepicker implementation whereas PrimeFaces was using jQuery UI Datepicker which was very limiting. The new datepicker component is written from scratch to provide various new options like range and multiple selection.

ChartJS

Existing jqPlot charts are deprecated in favor of the new ChartJS based components that are also used in PrimeNG and PrimeReact.

PrimeFlex

Flex Grid CSS is a lightweight flex based responsive layout utility optimized for mobile phones, tablets and desktops. Flex Grid CSS is not included in PrimeFaces as it is provided by PrimeFlex, a shared grid library between PrimeFaces, PrimeNG and PrimeReact projects.

New Components

DataView, ToggleSwitch and LinkButton are the new members of the suite. DataView combines DataList and DataGrid whereas ToggleSwitch will replace InputSwitch.

Accessibility

Various components have been enhanced for accessibility related to keyboard support and screen readers.

Push and Mobile

Push and Mobile were deprecated in previous release, with 7.0 they are removed.

Download

PrimeFaces 7.0.RC1 is available for download at Prime Repository.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to PrimeFaces Lead Developer Mert Sincan and Community Lead Thomas Andraschko for their continuous work on PrimeFaces and getting 7.0 ready with all these major enhancements. In addition, we’d like to thank PrimeFaces committers Rapster, Melloware and security contributor Cnsgithub along with all the members of PrimeFaces who bring in constant feedback to help us out.

1 Million+ Downloads

Last year, PrimeFaces has been downloaded over a million times. We’re looking forward to maintaining and supporting PrimeFaces in 2019 with great enthusiasm as always.

Roadmap

We plan to keep RC live for two weeks and then do the final release with the updated documentation. After 7.0, we have plans to rewrite the documentation using a modern approach instead of an offline document.

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1 Comment
  • Mayank Tiwari
    16 January 2019 at 22:43

    Great work!