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Java EE SDK Runs ADF Faces

Posted by edburns on February 27, 2006 at 8:15 AM PST

The saga of Oracle ADF Faces on the Java EE SDK continues. In our
last installment, href="">Adam
Winer explained why ADF Faces won't run on Glassfish. I'm happy to
report that after some minor tweaks to Sun's JSF implementation in the
Java EE SDK, I think I have it running. However, I would appreciate any
testing people could give to see if the entirety of ADF Faces works.
ADF Faces is a large piece of software and their demo app is rather
comprehensive. Incidentally, it's also a great testcase for extending
JSF and exposed a few bugs which have also been fixed.

Here's how to try it. I'm using the jsf-glasssfish-updater technique
described in href="">an
earlier blog.

  1. href="">Download and
    install the Java EE 5 SDK. If you already have JDK 5.0
    installed, you can just download

    Sun Java System
      Application Server PE 9 Beta
    . Currently there is no
    Mac OS X build of the Java EE SDK, but don't despair! Mac
    Users will have to use href="">Glassfish,
    the Open Source Application Server from which the Java EE SDK
    is built. Mac OS X is my main development platform, so I know
    it works there.

  2. Go to the href="">the
    nightly download area. If you're running the Java EE SDK
    Preview, download the
    jsf-sjsas9pebeta-updater.jar. If you're running
    Glassfish, download jsf-glassfish-updater.jar

  3. Execute this with the JDK 5 Java interpreter.

    java -jar jsf-<glassfish-or-sjsas9pebeta>-updater.jar <PATH_TO_YOUR_ASINSTALL_DIRECTORY>

    Where <glassfish-or-sjsas9pebeta> sjsas9pebeta or
    glassfish, and PATH_TO_YOUR_AS_INSTALL_DIRECTORY is the
    parent of the lib, bin, domains
    (and so on) directories.

  4. Download Oracle ADF Faces from href="">Oracle's
    website. Note, you have to join their developer network
    to get it.

  5. Unfortunately, ADF Faces appears to have been developed
    without taking advantage of the benefits of the robust href="">SecurityManager in Java EE 5.
    Therefore, you'll have to put the following entry in your
    server.policy file if you want the
    chooseDate component to work from the

    grant codeBase "file:${com.sun.aas.installRoot}/domains/domain1/applications/j2ee-modules/adf-faces-demo/WEB-INF/lib/adf-faces-api-SNAPSHOT.jar" {
          permission "specifyStreamHandler";

    Of course, you'll have to tweak the entries if you use the components
    in your apps. Also of note, the Sun App Server team has been debating
    turning the security manager off by default, so this step may not be
    necessary in the future.

  6. Make sure any attempts to deploy a previous version of
    adf-faces-demo.war have been completely removed
    from the App Server. For example, I have noticed that
    occasionally the adf-faces-demo directory stick
    around in
    domains/domain1/applications/j2ee-modules. I had
    to manually remove this directory to enable the demo to

  7. From the ADF Faces download, deploy the
    adf-faces-demo.war to your running Java EE SDK
    App Server and visit the demo to enjoy ADF Faces on Java EE 5!

If you find any bugs when trying the demo please file them on the href="">JSF
issue tracker or the href="">Glassfish
issue tracker.

Also, note that this version of JSF includes the new
invokeOnComponent feature we developed with help from Jacob
Hookom and mentioned href="">in
his blog. Lastly, the jsf jars in the href="">
Maven 1 Repository have been updated as well.

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Ed you have saved

Ed you have saved me.
Without you I would never have been able to deploy an adf application to glassfish. I have posted a more recent successful attempt to deploy adf faces in glassfish:
along with another successful attempt to deploy Adf Toplink Ejbs 10g here:
and here
keep up the very good work!
glassfish rocks!