Using RichFaces 4.2 push CDI for non-maven based projects

    hi there,

    I've posted lately this article about configuring RichFaces 4.1 CDI/Topic context push with non-maven based projects, this article is for applying the new changes for RF 4.2 push which is :


    1-Topic context is no longer needed to initialize a CDI push topic.

    2-org.richfaces.push.jms.disable context parameter is no longer needed to disable JMS push since it is disabled by default.

    3-atmoshpere library updated (PFA).


    kindly add this to your project :

    1-in your web.xml





    2-find the attached file for atmosphere libraries, extract it and copy these files to your WEB-INF/lib directory :


    3-PushBean java code :


    public class PushBean implements Serializable {
              private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L; 
              private static final String CDI_PUSH_TOPIC = "pushCdi";
              private String userIdentifier;
              private String message; 
              @Push(topic=CDI_PUSH_TOPIC, subtopic="#{pushBean.userIdentifier}")//now Topic getting initialized with this.
              private Event<String> pushEvent;
              public void init() {
                             if(userIdentifier == null) {
                                            userIdentifier = UUID.randomUUID().toString().replace("-", ""); 
              public void sendMessage() throws MessageException {
              public String getUserIdentifier() {
                        return userIdentifier;
              public String getMessage() {
                        return message;
              public void setMessage(String message) {
                        this.message = message;



    xthml files has no changes they are same as before.


    4-producer.xhtml source code:

    <h:form id="prodForm">                              


          <h:outputText id="uid" value="uid: #{pushBean.userIdentifier}" />                                        

          <h:inputText id="msg" value="#{pushBean.message}" />                                        

          <a4j:commandButton id="sendMsg"                                                                                   










    important:use uid as a parameter to invoke consumer.xhtml page, ex :http://localhost:8080/rf4/faces/consumer.xhtml?uid=c59d249427544df286782765379c4647

    this will ensure that each user has his own topic.


    5-consumer.xhtml code:


    <h:form id="conForm">                    

         <rich:panel style="width:150px" header="messages">                               

         <a4j:push id="consumer"                                                    



                   ondataavailable="jQuery('<li />').prependTo('#messages').text("/>                              

         <ul id="messages"/>                    




    try it out .