CommentBox

A JSF component that allows quick realization of a comment functionality with many features.

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Screenshot

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Promo Video

Features

Replies

You can reply to comments (and reply those, and so on).

Live Features

Other users are notified on new comments, replies and when other users type.

Dependencies

  • Primefaces

Optional Dependencies

  • Primefaces push (Atmosphere framework) – You need this when you want to use the live features (enabled by default)
  • Add prettyTime and prettytime-integration-jsf to your project and commentbox will automatically use it to display time

Download

Here you can download the latest jar.

Source

You can grab the Sources from the CommentBox Project Site at Github.

Documetation

Download the documentation here.

First Steps

I recomend to take a look at the demo at first.
Just deploy the demo project in any AS with eclipse or your IDE of choice, and try out some features!

Extended Demo

After you played around with the demo you can start to use it immediatly or you can take a look at the extended demo.
In the extended demo a real database is used via JPA.
Because of that you need to create a datasource (commentboxDS) in the configs of your AS or rename the used datasource to one of yours (in persistence.xml).
Then deploy the demo project in any AS with eclipse or your IDE of choice.

Notice for JBoss usage

In case you use JBoss and want to use the live features you need to adjust the standalone.xml to support atmosphere:
change the line:
<subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:web:1.1" native="false" [...]>
to:
<subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:web:1.1" native="true" [...]>

Why should i use it, i could use some external chat service?

  • You keep your data where it belongs, on your server !
  • Also you can (and are allowed to) make modifications to adapt to your special needs.
  • You can connect this component to your own user-system and your users don’t need to have an account on your site and an additional account for the external system.

License

This project is open source and free, it is available under the Apache v2 License.

Credits

  • Fugue Icons – Yusuke Kamiyamane – http://p.yusukekamiyamane.com/
  • CLEditor YouTube Plugin v1.0.0 – Markus Horowski – http://www.terapix.de
  • TeamRot – The Group that developed the initial commentBox component at RWTH Aachen University. Members: Ahmet Yüksektepe, Arthur Otto, Kristjan Liiva, Nick Russler, Thomas Müller

11 thoughts on “CommentBox

  1. Hello Nick Russler,
    Although you said that “THIS PROJECT IS NOT MAINTAINED ANYMORE” but I still like this component very much.
    Could the show me the way to use it?

    I have tried the demo in Netbean IDE but has error message below:
    The component library http://whitebyte.info/components does not contain component commentBox

    Thanks,
    Best Regards,.

  2. Hello,

    I get the following error when trying to use this:

    info.whitebyte.component.commentbox not found

    Any idea why?

  3. I’m working on a web Maven project with primefaces jsf 2.0 and primefaces 3.5. like table i have comment and article. I want to integrate commentBox up in my project to manage my comments like demo.

    How? what sources that i must token? and what are the steps?

    thank you very much.

      • Thank you,

        1 – I added a dependence CommentBox in my maven project

                     CommentBox
                     commentBox
                     0.0.1-SNAPSHOT
                 

        2-I took the index page demosource. but I have this error.
        a: the component librarary http://whitebyte.info/components Does not Contain commentBox component. (in jsf page)
        b: an exception of type:
        Caused by: java.util.MissingResourceException: Can not find bundle for base name info.whitebyte.component.commentbox.messages local en_US.

        You have an idea and I think it is an IDE problem knowing that I work in NETBEANS..

        Thank you,

      • Thank you,

        1 – I added a dependence CommentBox in my maven project

        CommentBox
        commentBox
        0.0.1-SNAPSHOT

        2-I took the index page demosource. but I have this error.
        a: the component librarary http://whitebyte.info/components Does not Contain commentBox component. (in jsf page)
        b: an exception of type:
        Caused by: java.util.MissingResourceException: Can not find bundle for base name info.whitebyte.component.commentbox.messages local fr_FR.

        You have an idea and I think it is an IDE problem knowing that I work in NETBEANS..

        Thank you,

  4. javax.faces.view.facelets.TagException: /index.xhtml @27,74 Tag Library supports namespace: http://java.sun.com/jsf/composite/composites, but no tag was defined for name: commentBox
    at com.sun.faces.facelets.compiler.CompilationManager.pushTag(CompilationManager.java:304)
    at com.sun.faces.facelets.compiler.SAXCompiler$CompilationHandler.startElement(SAXCompiler.java:255)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.startElement(AbstractSAXParser.java:501)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.AbstractXMLDocumentParser.emptyElement(AbstractXMLDocumentParser.java:179)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.dtd.XMLDTDValidator.emptyElement(XMLDTDValidator.java:788)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLNSDocumentScannerImpl.scanStartElement(XMLNSDocumentScannerImpl.java:377)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl$FragmentContentDriver.next(XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.java:2755)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentScannerImpl.next(XMLDocumentScannerImpl.java:648)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLNSDocumentScannerImpl.next(XMLNSDocumentScannerImpl.java:140)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.scanDocument(XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.java:511)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(XML11Configuration.java:808)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(XML11Configuration.java:737)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XMLParser.parse(XMLParser.java:119)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.parse(AbstractSAXParser.java:1205)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.jaxp.SAXParserImpl$JAXPSAXParser.parse(SAXParserImpl.java:522)

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