Sunday May 11, 2008

Project Mirage on WebSynergy

    With the announcement of Project WebSynergy, the new web presentation platform for internet and enterprise applications, the excitement is palpable :) The erstwhile portals, will look and feel and more importantly, think (yes think, just wait for Web 3.0 :) ) and act, much better now.

    The solution for aggregation and presentation might have been improved with Project WebSynergy, but most of the requirements still remain the same. And one of the main requirements has always been for a good Content Management System (CMS). Project Mirage fulfills this need for Project WebSynergy by providing an Open source CMS built on top of a JSR-170 implementation. This provides portlets which can be deployed on WebSynergy to utilize the CMS functionalities. This screencast tries to showcase a few of the features present.

    As of now, things are looking bright :) So download the zip file and try it out. Let us know what you feel about it.

    Please feel free to send any feedback on Project Mirage to users@mirage.dev.java.net

Tuesday Mar 11, 2008

Project Mirage Documentation

    Over the last few days we have been trying to enrich the amount of documentation on the Project Mirage site. In this regard, the following pages have been added to the site:

  1. Project Mirage Requirements
    • This highlights the various requirements of the first phase of the project
  2. Project Mirage Mind Map
    • This provides a mind map of the requirements and the deliverables of the project. There are some features which are not yet delivered and these are  appropriately marked with a "x" image
  3. Installation Steps
    All these are available on the right hand "Project Highlights" area. Please feel free to provide feedback for any of the documents.
Also if you want any specific part documented (which is not already available) then do let us know.

Wednesday Mar 05, 2008

CMS Out of the box

    There has been a long standing requirement to get an Out of the box Content Management System (CMS) and this has been solved by various vendors. But a good open source, standards based implementation which can be used in a Web application, a Portal, a Portlet application or even a command line implementation (yes they have needs too :) ), has been found wanting for some time. So welcome Project Mirage, an Open source CMS which leverages the JSR-170 content repository. This is part of the OpenPortal community.

    Project Mirage aims at providing CMS features as services on top of any JSR-170 (JCR) compliant content repository. This right now has an implementation using Apache Jackrabbit, which is the RI for JSR-170. By default, content modeling, versioning, templating using a WYSIWYG editor, access control are some of the services provided in the Project Mirage. Also out of the box, it integrates with SUN JavaCAPS workflow engine so that "Human business workflows" can be associated with contents.  SAW is used to ensure that the  implementation is not tied to JavaCAPS alone, as SAW provides a layer of abstraction on top of workflow engines.

    Look out for more posts on Project Mirage, how to use the API provided, and the default portlets which are built as part of the project.
 

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