Portal Pack 3.0 M1 - Features Highlights

Portal Pack 3.0 Milestone 1 has been released recently. This version of Portal Pack plug-ins are supported on NetBeans 6.5 Beta. Some of the feature highlights of this release are



  • Support for Project WebSynergy Stable Build 2 / Liferay Portal Server


    • Portlet deployment/undeployment  on Project WebSynergy and Liferay 5.1 Server.

    • It supports Liferay installed on Glassfish V2/V3 and Tomcat 5.x .  The Liferay on Tomcat 6.x support is coming in the next milestone release of Portal Pack.

    • Project WebSynergy/Liferay Server can be started/stopped from IDE.

    • Portlet debugging is also supported.

    • You need to select "WebSynergy Stable Build 2" as server type while configuring Liferay Portal Server inside IDE.


  • Non Java Portlets Support : The Portal Pack 3.0 M1 also
    supports portlets/widgets development in non java languages. The non
    java portlets/widgets developed with Portal Pack can be deployed on
    both Project WebSynergy SB 2 and Liferay Portal Server. The Eventing
    Story Board of Portal Pack can also be used to enable cross-widget
    communications between java/non-java widgets through public render
    parameters. Currently the following types of non java portlets are
    supported


    • Ruby Portlet

    • PHP Portlet

    • Groovy Portlet


  • SAW Tag Lib/Java Code Palette  : SAW Plug-in is now part of the Portal Pack. Using this plug-in you can drag & drop SAW api code to your jsp and java class. To know about SAW (Simple API for Workflow) project click  here.

  • Mirage Taglib Plug-in : It supports Mirage taglibs drag and drop to jsp code.


Some of the major features which are planned for the next milestone Portal Pack 3.0 M2 :


  • Spring Portlet Development  (Out of Box Spring view/form portlets, Spring Web Flow Support)

  • Liferay Service generation through NetBeans

  • Liferay on Tomcat 6.x will be supported

So try out Portal Pack 3.0 Milestone 1  !!!

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