Wednesday Jun 18, 2008

OpenPortal Portlet Container 2.0 Released

OpenPortal Community

JSR 286 Final Release was made available last week. Hot on its heels is the release of the Sun-led open source implementation, OpenPortal Portlet Container 2.0 [Download].

This container is consumed by both Sun's Portal Server 7.2, as well as Project WebSynergy (using Liferay Portal).

Deepak's announcement provides more links, and there is a nice article and screencast demonstrating how to use the container.

Thursday May 29, 2008

Portal Server 7.2 Released - Project WebSynergy to follow

OpenPortal - WebSynergy

Portal Server 7.2 is now available [download]. Based on the OpenPortal project, this release has several new features such as Delegated Administration, Google Gadget support, and JSR 286 / Portlet 2.0 support. I also wrote up some additional detail and graphics to depict the makeup of this release.

Looking ahead, Project WebSynergy [earlier post, download] is combining the efforts of Sun Portal and Liferay, and producing a lightweight, modular framework for developing and deploying next-gen webapps targeting the web 2.0 crowd. WebSynergy is now part of the GlassFish community. Looking forward to seeing this partnership in action!

Tuesday Mar 11, 2008

Portlet 2.0 is now a Final Specification

Photo of Bridge over Yangtze

The Portlet 2.0 specification (aka. JSR 286) is now final (see vote). The Proposed Final Draft is now available and should be very close to the Final Final Spec.

Sun has support for it in the NetBeans Portal Pack (Blog Entry, Article, download), and will be in Portal Server 7.2, both based on the Open Source Portal-Container project. All these are supported on GlassFish.

And Liferay has also announced it will support Portlet 2.0 in Liferay 5.0 (Support Case)... and Liferay is also Supported on GlassFish :-)

Wednesday Nov 21, 2007

T-Shirts, T-Shirts for sale...

Kohsuke just created a Cafe Press Store for Hudson and I just did a quick pass to collect those for other GlassFish friends; check them out:

Front cover of Caps For Sale

Added: OpenESB
Added: SailFin
Added: OpenSSO

There is also a Grizzly t-shirt (I know because I'm the lucky owner of one) but not (yet?) as a Cafe Press store, and I'm chasing down shirts for OpenESB, OpenSSO and SailFin.

Monday Nov 19, 2007

OpenSSO, Liferay and GlassFish Redux

Following on from the earlier entry on Prashant's integration of Liferay with OpenSSO on GlassFish, Brian Chan reports that he has picked up Prashant's code and rolled it into Liferay itself:

We just integrated the code snippets into Liferay so users can easily integrate with OpenSSO by just going to the Enterprise Admin portlet and entering the right settings. No more code or properties changes.

It's great to see new OpenSSO and Glassfish integrations bubbling up from the community. Keep 'em coming!

Monday Oct 15, 2007

OpenSSO, Liferay and GlassFish

Prashant Dighe has updated the Portal Post with an article on integrating Liferay Portal with OpenSSO on GlassFish. This allows OpenSSO to handle authentication for Liferay and could be extended to handle SSO across various portlets and applications.

A future may allow Identity Based Content Delivery from Liferay, ensuring what a person is presented in Liferay is dependent on a viewer's organizations, roles or groups.

Thursday Sep 27, 2007

How to Install OpenPortal on GlassFish v2 with SSL

Informational Sign

A tip from Ajit:
Installing OpenPortal on SSL instance of GFv2

Thursday Jun 07, 2007

OpenPortal Gets More Open

OpenPortal Project Logo

Sleep clearly hasn't been a recent priority for members of the OpenPortal project. At JavaOne, they announced the availability of the Sun Java System Portal Server source code in a read-only form. And now just a few weeks later, they've completed the next step and put fully buildable and installable code into the project's Subversion repository at

Want more info? See Tom's blog for some interesting stats on the project's scope and Greg's for some additional perspective and a direct pointer to the code. Also, don't forget to keep an eye on the "The Portal Post" blog for the latest project news.