Red Hat
Jan 24, 2013
by Brian Leathem

RichFaces

The second milestone release of RichFaces 4.3 (4.3.0.CR2) has been released. This release candidate for the RichFaces 4.3 is an incremental release on top of the previous release candidate (4.3.0.CR1), providing a few bug fixes and documentation enhancements.

To try out this release: You can download the distribution directly, or for maven users, increment the RichFaces version in your pom.xml to 4.3.0.CR2. For more information on setting up a RichFaces 4 application, refer to our getting started guide.

Behaviour change for <rich:notify>

The RichFaces notify* components did not previously escape message content. This can lead to a security vulnerability in your applications, so we’ve changed the notify* components to escape message content by default, and provided the escape attribute to disable escaping of the message content.

If you previously had HTML content in your notify* components, you will need to add the escape=false attribute to achieve the same behaviour as in previous RichFaces releases.

Moving forward

We’ll again let RichFaces 4.3.0.CR2 bake in the community for a few days. Be sure to try it our with your applications and report any regressions you should come across that may have been overlooked by our QE team. We are aiming to have a final release out next week.