5/06/2011

Developing JSF 2.0 Portlets with Liferay in Eclipse

A lot of visitors come to my blog to find out the easiest way to develop JSF 2.0 portlets with Eclipse. Here is just a note from me: Although Liferay IDE allows you to select "create JSF 2.0" portlet, it can´t do that right now. You will need Liferay 6.1 / plugins-sdk 6.1 to do that. There is nothing else for you but to create a portlet on your own.

Or ... you could use this link to download a JSF 2.0 portlet that you can unzip into your plugins-sdk/portlets folder: https://rapidshare.com/files/460901106/HelloJSF2World-portlet.zip


It works with Liferay 6.05 CE and already has a standard Liferay build script. What you have to do before that is to deploy the following libs to your servers lib directory (You can get them from portletfaces.org):




  • alloyfaces-1.0.1.0.jar
  • commons-fileupload-1.2.2.jar
  • commons-io-1.3.2.jar
  • jboss-el-2.0.0.GA.jar
  • jsf-api-2.1.1-b03.jar
  • jsf-impl-2.1.1-b03.jar
  • portletfaces-bridge-2.0.0.jar

That should be all to have your very own JSF 2.0 Portlet in Liferay.



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If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.