Notes on the MyFaces Core 1.2.5 Release




Here's how you can help us test the distribution.

Download a nightly build of the distribution assemblies:

Configure a <repository> for Maven 2:

           <name>Apache Snapshot Repository</name>

And declare a dependency on the 1.2.5 snapshots:


Note: Maven 2.0.4 will not download a new version if one is already present in your local repository. You will need to delete $M2_REPO/org/apache/myfaces/core to force Maven to download the new version. (Usually, $M2_REPO is <your home directory>/.m2/repository .)

Test your application, then, let us know the results (good or bad!) on dev -at- (You must be subscribed to post. See:


Proposed Release Announcement


1. Preparing shared 3.0.5

mvn release:prepare -DtagBase= -Dusername=lu4242 -Dscm.password=??? -Dtag=3_0_5 -DdryRun=true

mvn release:prepare -DtagBase= -Dusername=lu4242 -Dscm.password=??? -Dtag=3_0_5 -Dresume=false

mvn release:prepare -DtagBase= -Dusername=lu4242 -Dscm.password=??? -Dtag=3_0_5 -Dresume=false

2. Preparing core 1.2.5

mvn release:prepare -DtagBase= -Dusername=lu4242 -Dscm.password=??? -Dtag=1_2_5 -DdryRun=true

mvn release:prepare -DtagBase= -Dusername=lu4242 -Dscm.password=??? -Dtag=1_2_5 -Dresume=false

3. Deploy on local repo

mvn clean deploy -DperformRelease=true -DaltDeploymentRepository=myfaces-local-staging::default::scp://localhost/home/lu4242/stage/repo125 -Psign-artifacts -Dpassphrase=??? 

   cd home/lu4242/stage/repo125
   scp -p -r org

4. JIRA Release Management

5. Next step is the TCK

6. Generate assembly

cd 1_2_5
mvn install -Pgenerate-assembly
cd assembly
mvn package

openssl md5 myfaces-core-1.2.5-src.tar.gz > myfaces-core-1.2.5-src.tar.gz.md5
openssl md5 >
openssl sha1 myfaces-core-1.2.5-src.tar.gz > myfaces-core-1.2.5-src.tar.gz.sha1
openssl sha1 >
gpg --armor --output myfaces-core-1.2.5-src.tar.gz.asc --detach-sig myfaces-core-1.2.5-src.tar.gz
gpg --armor --output --detach-sig

openssl md5 myfaces-core-1.2.5-bin.tar.gz > myfaces-core-1.2.5-bin.tar.gz.md5
openssl md5 >
openssl sha1 myfaces-core-1.2.5-bin.tar.gz > myfaces-core-1.2.5-bin.tar.gz.sha1
openssl sha1 >
gpg --armor --output myfaces-core-1.2.5-bin.tar.gz.asc --detach-sig myfaces-core-1.2.5-bin.tar.gz
gpg --armor --output --detach-sig

scp -p -r myfaces-core-1.2.5-bin*
scp -p -r myfaces-core-1.2.5-src*



I was running the needed tasks to get the 1.2.5 release of Apache
MyFaces core out.

The problem found on linux systems was solved (see MYFACES-2025).

The artifacts passed all TCK test.

Please note that this vote concerns all of the following parts:
 1. Maven artifact group "org.apache.myfaces.shared" v3.0.5  [1]
 2. Maven artifact group "org.apache.myfaces.core" v1.2.5  [1]

The artifacts are deployed to my private Apache account ([1] and [3] for binary and source packages).

The release notes could be found at [4].

Also the clirr test does not show binary incompatibilities with myfaces-api.

Please take a look at the "1.2.5" artifacts and vote!

Please note: This vote is "majority approval" with a minimum of three
+1 votes (see [3]).

[ ] +1 for community members who have reviewed the bits
[ ] +0
[ ] -1 for fatal flaws that should cause these bits not to be released,
 and why..............

Leonardo Uribe


8. Clirr report to check binary incompatibilities success

9. Vote closed, starting distribution

cd /home/lu4242/public_html/myfaces125binsrc/sources
cp * /www/
cd /home/lu4242/public_html/myfaces125binsrc/binaries
cp * /www/

Alternative for manual copy:

mvn clean deploy -DaltDeploymentRepository=myfaces-staging::default::scpexe:// -Psign-artifacts -DperformRelease=true -Dpassphrase=???

Alternative for manual copy:

mvn clean deploy -DaltDeploymentRepository=myfaces-staging::default::scpexe:// -Psign-artifacts -DperformRelease=true -Dpassphrase=???

10. Announce

Subject: [ANNOUNCE] MyFaces Core v1.2.5 Release

The Apache MyFaces team is pleased to announce the release of MyFaces Core 1.2.5.

MyFaces Core is a JavaServer(tm) Faces 1.2 implementation as specified by JSR-252.  MyFaces Core has passed Sun's JSR-252 TCK and is 100% compliant with the JSR-252 specification. 

MyFaces Core 1.2.5 is available in both binary and source distributions.


MyFaces Core is also available in the central Maven repository under Group ID "org.apache.myfaces.core".

Release Notes - MyFaces Core - Version 1.2.5


    * [MYFACES-1886] - Translation is wrong for french
    * [MYFACES-1954] - <h:messages> changed defaults for showSummary and showDetail
    * [MYFACES-1964] - JspException thrown if actionListener's type attribute is not supplied
    * [MYFACES-1966] - facet tag is in both myfaces_core.tld and myfaces_html.tld
    * [MYFACES-2000] - text/* accept content type not supported
    * [MYFACES-2011] - Javascript error on links after clicking a popup/download link
    * [MYFACES-2023] - HtmlFormRendererBase not calling protected methods for actionUrl, method and charset


    * [MYFACES-1949] - Apply myfaces-builder-plugin generation for myfaces core 1.2.x and 2.0.x
    * [MYFACES-1960] - Make the state-manager (JspStateManagerImpl) behaviour storing the previous view-states in MyFaces optional


    * [MYFACES-1823] - pom.xml uses deprecated syntax
    * [MYFACES-1976] - Enhance build process, unpacking shared only when a release occur and use a dependency to shared instead


Leonardo Uribe