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From "Matthias Wessendorf" <>
Subject Re: Should I migrate from Tomahawk to Trinidad ?
Date Wed, 22 Nov 2006 19:58:14 GMT
Hi John,

On 11/22/06, John Mani <> wrote:
> Hi
> We are using MyFaces and the Tomohawk components in our web apps. For the
> next
> version, we're looking at updating our UI.

Good to hear that you stay with JSF.
For the next view technology I suggest to use facelets (xhtml) instead
of old school jsp :)

> Should we be looking at Trinidad - as the next evolution of the Tomohawk
> components ?

Looking into Trinidad is wroth, but Trinidad is not the "Tomahawk 2.0".
Tomahawk is the original jsf component from the myfaces community.
That community was growing so far; we got new libs:


I'd say that looking closer at Trinidad is a good thing. Since some
MyFaces Core guys worked abit on the Tomahawk lib you can use both.
Trinidad may be a bit more feature rich, like Brian said. Yes, give it
a try! :)

> Is it stable enough for a product release sometime early next year (Feb,
> Mar) ?

The story behind Trinidad is that it is donated by Oracle. ADF Faces
has been around the JSF community since years. The lib is stable and
already used by several companies/projects (see wiki for some

> When is the first release of Trinidad expected ?

We depend a bit on the Apache Software Foundation on that. We voted on
an old (currently unused) plugins release, but I'd like to get a
fresher plugin release, on which we really depend when *building* the
Trinidad stuff.

After the plugins is really out, we start on the *core*, which are the

Some more documentation can be found here:

Demos (and commercial support) are offered by the Irian company:


> thanx
> -jm

Matthias Wessendorf

further stuff:
mail: mwessendorf-at-gmail-dot-com

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