Red Hat
Jul 1, 2009
by Thomas Hug
Last week I visited Jazoon - and had a great opportunity to see several impressive demos of ICEfaces! Of course I had to immediately get my hands on it, and started to integrate ICEfaces in the JBoss Seam Maven archetype (as described in my previous post).

You can give it a spin by starting a shell and running Maven with the Archetype plugin:

>mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://tinyurl.com/jbsarch -DajaxLibrary=icefaces
[INFO] Scanning for projects...
[INFO] Searching repository for plugin with prefix: 'archetype'.
...
Choose archetype:
1: http://tinyurl.com/jbsarch -> jboss-seam-archetype (Archetype for JBoss Seam Projects)
Choose a number: (1): 1
Define value for serverDir: : [your JBoss 5 server location]
Define value for groupId: : [your groupId]
Define value for artifactId: : [your artifactId]
Define value for version: 1.0-SNAPSHOT: : [your version]
Define value for package: : [your package]
Confirm properties configuration:
serverType: jboss5
ajaxLibrary: icefaces
...
Y: : y
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] BUILD SUCCESSFUL
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
...


Make sure you don't misspell "icefaces", this will otherwise screw up the application. No input validation in Maven Archetype yet, but I started looking into it ;-)

Again, change to the project directory and build the project:

>mvn package

Now this also executes a sample unit test (fingers crossed it works this time ;-) - thanks to Oscar for the feedback!

Have fun with it! Anybody mind contributing a decent layout template?