Project Mojarra - the JSF RI gets a code name
By user12615560 on Dec 05, 2007
Many of you may remember the efforts we went through many months ago
to poll the user community to find a good name for the JSF RI. After several
attempts, a name has been decided upon that passed the scrutiny of the Sun
legal department, so we are excited to announce the winner: Project Mojarra.
There are likely many questions, so we will attempt to answer as many of them
as we can in the following FAQ:
- Q. So...what do we call it?
A. Much like the RI's parent project, Project GlassFish, is referred to as
simply GlassFish, Project Mojarra will likewise be referred to as Mojarra.
- Q. Will Mojarra still be the RI?
A. Yes. However, right or wrong, there is a certain stigma
with being called the 'RI'. This stigma is part of what prompted
having a code name.
- Q. Do you think this name change will matter?
A. Hard to say. Either way, it's nice having a name to refer
to the project outside of 'the RI project site' or other similar
- Q. What does this mean for the java.net project? Will a new site be created?
A. Yes. https://mojarra.dev.java.net has already been created and
will most likely be setup to redirect to https://javaserverfaces.dev.java.net.
The mailing lists, issue tracker, etc will remain the same. We'll start
making small changes to the javaserverfaces site shortly after this email has been
- Q. I see that the Mojarra project site is configured to use
SVN. Will the code base be moved to SVN.
A. We're still looking into the effort/cost on moving the
sources from https://javaserverfaces-sources.dev.java.net
to https://mojarra.dev.java.net. If we can do it with a minimal
amount of fuss, we will.
- Q. Will any of the artifact names change (i.e. jsf-api.jar and
A. Probably not until we ship an implementation of JSF 2.0,
however, future versions of the 1.2 release may change the
log/version message to reflect the name change.
- Q. Why Mojarra?
A. As some may recall, we asked the community for a series of
potential names for the project. The top 4 names were submitted
to legal and each, for various reasons, were not approved. Mojarra
came up in some private discussions between some of the developers
and we decided to submit that and see what would happen.
- Q. That's all well and good, but what does it MEAN?
A. Mojarra is a Fish (yes, another Fish). Note that this
doesn't necessarily mean the logo has to be a fish.
- Q. Yeah, what about the logo?
A. We don't have one...yet. If you'd like to take a crack at a submission, then
please send your idea to the dev/user mailing lists. Nothing has been finalized
yet, but I'd like to have a prize for the winning design. I'll send a follow up
to the list if that idea pans out.
I think that will cover the common questions. If there are any other
questions, please add a comment.