Pluto's Secret File
By David Botterill on Apr 28, 2005
I'm talking about Pluto the Apache portlet container not Pluto the dog or Pluto the planet. Sorry if you thought we found a file on Pluto!
I'm specifically talking about "Pluto 1.0.1rc2.":http://portals.apache.org/pluto The instructions tell you everything about getting it up and running and seeing the wonderful test portlet. RC2 is much better than RC1. You can at least deploy a portlet to the container now with a lot less effort. What the docs fail to tell you is that there is a magical file you must update or you'll get a NullPointerException.
Are you ready...drum roll please, and the file is \*"webapps/pluto/WEB-INF/data/portletcontexts.txt"\*. Read all about it in this "thread.":http://nagoya.apache.org/eyebrowse/ReadMsg?listNamefirstname.lastname@example.org&msgNo=1122
Just so you don't misunderstand my comments about Pluto, I'd like to officially thank all the contributors. I know they are heads down right now working on 2.0 and have little time to look back. Pluto is a great open source contribution.
I decided to blog about this since I keep seeing posts on the pluto-user alias about it.