In another jira, Wesley says that :
"The configurations used in this issue are old - like a4j:portlet is not needed. You should now be using JBoss Portlet Bridge (http://www.jboss.org/portletbridge/). the Beta2 demo application proves that this is working."
JIRA is : http://jira.jboss.com/jira/browse/PBR-20
(at the end of the comments)
if the a4j:portlet is not needed :
- not needed only with the JBoss PortletBridge, but needed with other bridges ?
- not needed never ?
It would be great to have something explained about that in the documentation of RichFaces.
Or a "Deprecated" put on it.
And in the doc or wiki of JBoss PortalBridge.
Now, the component is described, nothing to prevent using it...