JSPWiki and GlassFish
By kchung on Dec 16, 2005
Servlets and JavaServer Pages are nothing new, but they are still important components for building web applications. Since they are part of Java EE, applications built with them are completely portable across Java EE containers. JSPWiki is the latest example that I ran across.
The intallation cannot be any simpler. After I unzipped the downloaded files, I copied JSPWiki.war to GlassFish's autodeploy directory. I then used the URL http://localhost:8080/JSPWiki/install.jsp to set up the initial configurations (specfying the base Wiki URL, file storage and log files etc.). After I restarted GlassFish, the Wiki page (I used the default http://localhost:8080/JSPWiki) was ready for use. I was able to create and edit pages with links.
JSPWiki is an active open source project and people are busy adding plugins, filters and other functionalities. One feature I like is its simplicity: plain files are used for storage, though there other PageProvider (such as one using mySQL) that are contributed.
I'll play with it more and blog more about it later.