Hello Gran Shale Framework
built on JSF and initiated by Craig McClanahan is a component-based web tier framework that is based on JavaServer Faces and favoring agility, code reuse, unit tests, and building applications by composition instead of inheritance.
For an insider's view of Shale's development, I suggest David Geary's Weblog
Hope this will help...
[ November 09, 2005: Message edited by: Slim Baltagi ]