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