Notes on the MyFaces Core 2.0.16 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 2.0.16 snapshots:


Note: Maven 2.0.16 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


2. Preparing core 2.0.16

mvn clean install
mvn install -Pgenerate-assembly -Papache-release
mvn release:prepare -DprepareRelease=true -DtagBase=  -DdryRun=true

mvn release:prepare -DprepareRelease=true -DtagBase=  -Dresume=false
mvn install
mvn install -Pgenerate-assembly -Papache-release
mvn release:rollback -DprepareRelease=true 
mvn release:prepare -DprepareRelease=true -DtagBase=  -Dresume=false

mvn release:prepare -DtagBase= -DprepareRelease=true

mvn release:perform -DtagBase= -DperformRelease=true

4. JIRA Release Management

5. Next step is the TCK

6. Generate assembly

mvn install -Pgenerate-assembly
cd assembly
mvn package

openssl md5 myfaces-core-2.0.16-src.tar.gz > myfaces-core-2.0.16-src.tar.gz.md5
openssl md5 >
openssl sha1 myfaces-core-2.0.16-src.tar.gz > myfaces-core-2.0.16-src.tar.gz.sha1
openssl sha1 >
gpg --armor --output myfaces-core-2.0.16-src.tar.gz.asc --detach-sig myfaces-core-2.0.16-src.tar.gz
gpg --armor --output --detach-sig

openssl md5 myfaces-core-2.0.16-bin.tar.gz > myfaces-core-2.0.16-bin.tar.gz.md5
openssl md5 >
openssl sha1 myfaces-core-2.0.16-bin.tar.gz > myfaces-core-2.0.16-bin.tar.gz.sha1
openssl sha1 >
gpg --armor --output myfaces-core-2.0.16-bin.tar.gz.asc --detach-sig myfaces-core-2.0.16-bin.tar.gz
gpg --armor --output --detach-sig

scp -p -r myfaces-core-2.0.16-bin*
scp -p -r myfaces-core-2.0.16-src*

cd /home/lu4242/public_html/myfaces2016binsrc/binaries

wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate

cd /home/lu4242/public_html/myfaces2016binsrc/sources

wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate
wget --no-check-certificate



I was running the needed tasks to get the 2.0.16 release of Apache
MyFaces core out.

The artifacts passed all TCK tests.

Please note that this vote concerns all of the following parts:
 1. Maven artifact group "org.apache.myfaces.shared" v4.0.15  [1]
 2. Maven artifact group "org.apache.myfaces.core" v2.0.16  [1]

The artifacts were deployed on nexus repo [1] and to my private 
Apache account [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 "2.0.16" 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/myfaces2015binsrc/sources
cp * /www/
cd /home/lu4242/public_html/myfaces2015binsrc/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=??? -Pgenerate-assembly 

10. Announce

Subject: [ANNOUNCE] MyFaces Core v2.0.16 Release

The Apache MyFaces team is pleased to announce the release of MyFaces Core 2.0.16.

MyFaces Core is a JavaServer(tm) Faces 2.0 implementation as specified by JSR-314. MyFaces Core has passed Sun's JSR-314 TCK and is 100% compliant with the JSR-314 specification. 

MyFaces Core 2.0.16 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 2.0.16 


    [MYFACES-3613] - NPE in composite component when ActionListener is missing in the source
    [MYFACES-3616] - Javascript: Method call with wrong argument size after error in AJAX request/response
    [MYFACES-3617] - NullPointerException occurs when using an EL Expression in f:viewParam name attribute
    [MYFACES-3618] - jsf.js: ajax response is missing a param in the error handing of replaceHtmlItem
    [MYFACES-3620] - jsf.js: @this results in a javascript error
    [MYFACES-3626] - f:ajax execute '@none' submitted as explicit request param, firing source listeners
    [MYFACES-3627] - jsf.js: DomExperimental.js isMultipartCandidate fails on older IE Versions
    [MYFACES-3630] - PartialViewContextImpl.findHeadComponent and findBodyComponent does not take into account h:head or h:body inside child of UIViewRoot
    [MYFACES-3631] - Malformed Ajax XML Response with duplicated IDs
    [MYFACES-3632] - resource bundle name with bean property collition when trying to set value
    [MYFACES-3637] - jsf.js: All Script Tags are Evaluated (wrong behavior)
    [MYFACES-3638] - NPE in ServerSideStateCacheImpl
    [MYFACES-3641] - ViewDeclarationLanguageFactoryImpl.getViewDeclarationLanguage(String viewId) should not throw exception if no associate VDL can be found


    [MYFACES-3619] - Define a special property to specify when a component is created by facelets ( oam.vf.addedByHandler )
    [MYFACES-3623] - [perf] avoid use HashSet for check empty html elements in HtmlResponseWriterImpl
    [MYFACES-3628] - [perf] do not calculate facelets view mappings and context suffixes if not necessary
    [MYFACES-3635] - [perf] Improvements over #{cc} and #{cc.attrs} evaluation

New Feature

    [MYFACES-3636] - Add new Web Context Parameter to set Resource Buffer Size


Leonardo Uribe