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From "Carsten Ziegeler" <>
Subject RE: Portal: usable now? Usable in future?
Date Mon, 24 Feb 2003 15:47:07 GMT
The portal and authentication framework are used in production since
years now - I don't have any links handy right now :( So, you can
call the framework usable and stable.

I can't compare the cocoon portal with jetspeed, because that wouldn't
be objective enough, I fear. But if you want to use Cocoon anyway, use
the Cocoon portal; if you want to build your application based on
XML and XSLT (for example for multi-channel), use the cocoon portal.
If jetspeed provides everything you need know and in the foreseen future,
well...aeh...use the jetspeed portal of course.

In general, I guess the cocoon portal is more flexible because of it's
XML/XSLT nature - so you can add new features, integrate new portlets
without writing one line java code; it's just a matter of "configuration".

The development of the cocoon portal will continue and it will be even
more powerfull and extensible than it is now. 

Just a teaser: What do you think of a portal that can run "cocoon portlets"
and jetspeed based portlets at the same time?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Linde []
> Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 4:35 PM
> To: Cocoon-Users-List
> Subject: Portal: usable now? Usable in future?
> Hi,
> I am PM of a project that needs to deploy a workable but customisable
> portal as one of its components. The team working on this has set up a
> Jetspeed-based solution using the demo site. I was wondering how usable
> the Cocoon portal webapp is and whether anyone has compared it to the
> Jetspeed one.
> Also, is work still continuing on the Auth and Portal webapps? And is
> there a release date for them?
> We have to release incremental builds of the project but the final
> release isn't until end of 2004 so I'm happy for us to work with beta
> code (and even contribute to it if it adds to our project functionality)
> as long as it seems a viable long-term project. What are the long-term
> prospects of the Portal?
> Thanks,
> Tony. 
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