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ICEfaces-1.8.1 AND NetBeans-6.7

Hi guys,
for all of you who developed web applications using ICEfaces with Netbeans 6.5.1 and now switched to Netbeans 6.7, you will no longer find the ICE Faces Plugin within 'Plugins - Available Plugins'
Instead you have to download it manually from
After downloading go to Netbeans>Plugins>Downloaded>Add Plugins...>
Select both org-icefaces-netbeans-modules-lib.nbm and
The first one provides the run-time-libraries whereas the second one is for the netbeans project integration.
And if you are now about to create a new WebProject, Select ICEfaces and under ICEfacesConfiguration, you can now make Netbeans create a welcomeICEfaces.xhmtl (Facelets only). You should focus on using Facelets, as jsp will probably vanish with JSF2.0

So have fun!

For those who don't know ICEfaces (I really love this name..sounds pretty cool :) )
ICEfaces is an open-source Ajax application framework that enables JSF application developers to easily create and deploy thin-client rich Internet applications (RIA) in pure Java.


  1. The ICEfaces team has recently put in a request to make an available plugin for downloading ICEfaces 1.8.1 from NetBeans 6.7. I'd expect for this to be available by early next week.

  2. Great news..Thank you! I'll keep an eye on it.