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From Alex Romayev <roma...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: The new portal framework: questions and thoughts
Date Wed, 02 Jul 2003 19:14:39 GMT
Thanks Carsten, I'll look forward to the rest ;)

--- Carsten Ziegeler <cziegeler@s-und-n.de> wrote:
> Alex Romayev wrote:
> > 
> > I've posted this on the users list a few days ago,
> but
> > got no replies, so I'm re-posing it here,
> especially
> > hoping to get Carsten's attention.
> :) Must have missed it...
> 
> > 1. Can you share with us the drivers for creating
> the
> > new portal?
> Yes, of course - it's publically. The initial
> version has been
> a joined development effort by BASF IT-Services and
> s&n.
> We used input from various users and customers.
> When we got a running (but by far not completed
> version)
> we donated it to Cocoon, now everyone can help
> in making it better.
> Currently, BASF IT-Services and we will continue the
> development in Cocoon in the next weeks and months;
> but we hope that others step in.
> 
> > 
> >  - Why are you not extending the current
> portal-fw?
> The design of the old portal, well, is good for the
> tasks it
> does, but is not that extensible. So designing a new
> version
> from scratch is a better/cleaner solution.
> 
> >  - Is it going to be compatible with portal-fw?
> Currently, not fully. The new portal will have the
> same features,
> but the XML describing a portal looks different.
> However
> by using a stylesheet it's possible to maintain
> compatibility.
> 
> >  - What are the differences/new features in the
> new
> > portal? 
> - Flexible Publishing Engine
> - Component oriented architecture
> - event handling
> - pluggable
> 
> > 
> > 2. Layout
> > 
> > I've noticed that you are changing the layout
> > configuration, which is definitely a welcome
> change. 
> > The column layout worked fine, but was even behind
> > WebLogic/WebSpere portals, which at least allow
> > spanning columns.  However, I find even the
> spanning
> > design very limiting.  
> It's only a demo and can be improved/customized :)
> 
> That's for today...
> 
> Carsten
> 
> 


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