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From "Paul McMahan" <>
Subject Re: Re: Liferay Plugin for G
Date Wed, 26 Jul 2006 00:39:27 GMT
Sorry I've left this thread sitting idle for the last few days.  I'm
just now recovering from a complete system overhaul after my OS
crashed *wince*.

Thanks Brian for being so flexible.  In the long run I agree with Jeff
that it would be ideal if the plugin was hosted at That
way Liferay can update it when necessary, track downloads, etc. I
would be happy to work with someone to set up a plugin repository at
the Liferay site and then get that repository added to the master list
so it will automatically appear in the admin console,  just let me
know if/when the time is right.

In the meantime I really hope that the Geronimo community will start
trying out the Liferay plugin and provide feedback.  Aaron would you
like to upload the plugin to your repository so it can automatically
appear in the admin console?   I have also made the plugin available
in a private repository I use for development/testing.  You can add
that repository to your admin console by shutting down your server,
editing config.xml,  and setting this attribute inside the
DownloadedPluginRepos gbean:

<attribute name="userRepositories">[]</attribute>

Then start your Geronimo server, log into the admin console, and then
click the "Search for Plugins" button in the Plugin portlet.  Select
the liferay/liferay-portal/4.0.0/car plugin and follow the prompts
from there.  You may notice a few glitches in the progress bar UI
while the plugin is uploading.  I attached a fix for that to

If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to send me a note
or catch me on irc.


On 7/21/06, Brian Chan <> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> Great job! I'd rather optimize for ease of use for the end user. If geronimoplugins is
better, so be it. I'm fine either way.
> Jeff just sent use the DD for the ejb version. It's still on our todo list and is the
last thing holding us back for 4.1.0 release (this weekend/next few days).
> Thanks for the help Jeff, Paul!
> --
> Brian Chan
> Chief Executive Officer
> Liferay, LLC
> Enterprise. Open Source. For Life.
> From: Paul McMahan <>
> To:,
> Subject: Re: Liferay Plugin for G
> Date: Fri Jul 21 03:23:22 GMT 2006
> On 7/20/06, Jeff Genender <> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Paul McMahan wrote:
> > > Hey folks.  I have the Liferay Portal plugin ready to make available
> > > so others can start looking at it and provide feedback.  It actually
> > > consists of two separate plugins --- the Liferay WAR and a Derby RAR.
> > >
> > > I created the Liferay WAR by exporting it from the Geronimo version of
> > > Liferay offered at  Then I made some adjustments to it so
> > > it could deploy into Geronimo 1.1 and so it could work with Derby.
> > > Jeff, IIUC you're already working with the Liferay devs on an EJB
> > > version so maybe I can synch up with you instead of contributing
> > > patches to Liferay separately?
> >
> > Absolutely...I handed off a geronimo-application.xml to them and they
> > are making some changes on their side.  I would be happy to share the DD
> > if you would like.
> Great! please send me the DD when you get a chance.  I'll compare it
> with mine and combine it with the other changes I'm sending to the
> Liferay folks.  Those other changes include:
> -  Changed the default context root from "/" to "/liferay" in order to
> avoid collision with Geronimo's welcome app
> -  Added Derby to Liferay's Hibernate dialects
> -  Added support for Derby to the code that generates Liferay's schema
> and database initialization SQL
> thanks,
> Paul

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