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  1. The JBoss Portal team is proud to announce the launch of JBoss PortletSwap, a JBoss Portal-based community site devoted to the free exchange of JSR-168 compliant portlets and JBoss Portal themes and layouts.

    The site contains examples of portlets using frameworks such as JSF, Struts, and Spring, as well as portlets for installation into JSR-168-compliant portals.

    To mark the occasion, we have decided to kick things off with a The First Annual PortletSwap Meet (pun intended), where three winners will be selected to win shiny new PlayStation Portables. The contest runs from August 30 until October 25, 2005. You can find entry information here.

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  2. JBoss Employee = No PSP[ Go to top ]

    :(
  3. Sourceforge has a project at http://sourceforge.net/projects/portlet-opensrc called Portlet Open Source Trading site (POST). This project was started by Plumtree, Documentum, BEA, and Sun Microsystems. I don't think it ever took off.

    I hope Jboss' portletswap does not go the same way!

    /a
    http://apoorv.info
  4. I can assure you, it will not. JBoss, as a company, is committed to the success of this exchange. Both, Julien and I are personally committed to see the exchange site flourish as well. I am already receiving our first submissions, so we're off to a great start! We also have a large community of users, contributors, and corporate partners that have been asking us to get this site off the ground so they can take part.

    I spent many years in the PHP community working with PHP-Nuke, Post-Nuke, and PHPBB. Portletswap.com is an effort to emulate the success those projects realize by offering exchangeable components from and to the masses.
  5. (I posted this before, but it appears to have been lost :-(

    Kudos! I think this is a great idea, and I hope there is some way of marking the portlets with what servers they are "certified" on (e.g. the servers someone got them to work on).

    Portlets could be Java's "VBX".

    Peace,

    Cameron Purdy
    Tangosol Coherence: Clustered Shared Memory for Java
  6. Hey Cameron,

    For now the assumption is that all available portlets are preconfigured to work on JBoss Portal. Normally, if the portlets are compliant and don't rely on any proprietary portal APIs, all that is needed to configure them on other containers is modifying the deployment descriptors.

    Unfortunately, I do not have the time and resources to test them in every container. It is a future idea to have each portlet in the catalog marked so users will know which containers they have successfully been deployed on. For now, this may rely on the feedback from the community.
  7. JSR-168 compatibility: theory only?[ Go to top ]

    Normally, if the portlets are compliant and don't rely on any proprietary portal APIs, all that is needed to configure them on other containers is modifying the deployment descriptors.
    Yea, theoretically it's true. In practice, my personal experiences are not this good.
    Recently I tested the more popular, JSR-168 compliant open source portlet containers with my Kosmos portlets:
    - some of the containers need further hacking: see the Kosmos Ref Manual for further details
    - some of them, in fact, are only "partly" compliant with 168: see compatibility matrices on Kosmos webpage

    (Actually, I found Gridsphere and JBoss Portal the most consistent in my particular case.)

    Aron
  8. JSR-168 compatibility: theory only?[ Go to top ]

    Really nice! We need a unified form for portal.
  9. kosmos compatibility matrix?[ Go to top ]

    Hi,

    you Kosmos suite looks really impressive from the screenshots. However, I was not able to locate the compatibility matrix you mention. Could you provide a link?

    thanks,
    christian
  10. kosmos compatibility matrix?[ Go to top ]

    I was not able to locate the compatibility matrix you mention. Could you provide a link?
    Please go to Kosmos project page (http://labs.jboss.com/project/kosmos), then select "Compatibility" in the leftside menu:
    http://labs.jboss.com/portal/index.html?ctrl:id=page.default.freezone&project=kosmos&page=compatibility.html

     Cheers,

     Aron
  11. Demo site?[ Go to top ]

    Would it be possible that JBoss Portal Team set up a demo site that shows some of examples using JBOSS Portal server?
  12. Where are the war files?[ Go to top ]

    According to the JSR-168 spec, a portlet needs to be packaged in a war file. But, most of the portlets posted on PortletSwap do not include war archives. It seems to me that you should require a war archive in all portlet submissions to PortletSwap or at least an Ant build file that that would create a war from included source.
  13. Where are the war files?[ Go to top ]

    Most of the portlet available were handed to us by the community before there was a portletswap.com or any guidelines on contributions. PortletSwap is also an effort in trying to make this all uniform, so sources and build files HAVE TO BE made available before they are posted on the site from here on.

    STAY METAL!
    Roy Russo
  14. PlayStation?[ Go to top ]

    ...where three winners will be selected to win shiny new PlayStation Portables

    PlayStation? This is one of the problems with software development today - most developers are a bunch of inept juveniles.
  15. PlayStation?[ Go to top ]

    ...where three winners will be selected to win shiny new PlayStation Portables
    PlayStation? This is one of the problems with software development today - most developers are a bunch of inept juveniles.

    ... but all of those inept juveniles learn from the stuff you put online and in books. anyways, who doesn't want a PSP or 'has a' kid that would want one.
  16. PlayStation?[ Go to top ]

    Dunno. I'm still addicted to GTA San Andreas. Tell you what, if Race Condition wins, I will keep the PSP for myself and send him a shiny new set of gardening tools. ;-)

    STAY METAL!
    Roy Russo
  17. Is the website working?[ Go to top ]

    Not Found

    The requested URL /portal/index.html was not found on this server.
    Apache/2.0.54 (Debian GNU/Linux) mod_jk/1.2.6 mod_ssl/2.0.54 OpenSSL/0.9.7e Server at labs.jboss.com Port 80