Eclipse Web Tools Platform 3.1 - New and Noteworthy
JavaServer Faces Tools
Integration with Library Provider Framework
The JSF Project has adopted the new Library Provider Framework which has benefits for both end-users and developers.
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The older JSF Library Framework is now deprecated.
Most users will choose from available JDT User Libraries to create a complete classpath for a JSF Implementation and supporting classes.
If the user has chosen a runtime adapter that is capable of supplying the JSF implementation libraries, a "Library Provided by Target Runtime" option can be selected. This replaces the "Server Supplied" option of previous releases.
Existing JSF applications from older workspaces will still work. A "Legacy Library Provider" will be detected and existing JSF Libraries will work. Users should be encouraged to port their JSF Libraries to JDT User Libraries.