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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 6, 2014

Commercial Quality JSF Components

There is currently no commercial quality JSF component library available which is supported for use in RAD. Since JWL was deprecated by IBM, we developed our web applications using RichFaces. RichFaces has a pretty decent visual appearance but both v3.x and 4.x have proved so buggy that, even after some hacks and prolonged fighting with the library, we were barely able to release our web applications for general use. We also tried to get support from Redhat but they only support RichFaces as part of their full application server. Fed up with RichFaces we have begun investigating PrimeFaces and Oracle ADF Faces. PrimeFaces has obvious visual flaws on their demo web site (with AutoComplete and DataTable) and, at $10,000 per year, their support contract is overpriced. That leaves Oracle's ADF Faces which only comes with JDeveloper or Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse which would either mean abandoning RAD or trying to get OEPE to work in RAD. Without a commercial quality JSF component library, RAD is incomplete for developing web applications. It seems to us that IBM should either partner with PrimeTek or Red Hat to provide a supported commercial quality JSF component library or else provide your own (a la JWL).

Idea priority High
RFE ID 43339
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Application Developer
  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Application Developer

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Application Developer

  • Guest
    May 1, 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to suggest an enhancement to our product. Many of our product enhancements result from feedback from our customers, so your input is always very important to us. Your request is currently inline with our product strategy so we are prioritizing the request. Thank you for your suggestion and continued support.

  • Guest
    Jan 9, 2014

    This RFE is consistent with our strategy and product roadmap and IBM is continuing to evaluate.