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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: Liferay Plugin for G
Date Thu, 20 Jul 2006 22:39:49 GMT

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.

> The Derby RAR contains the usual connector deployment artifacts
> (tranql and geronimo-ra.xml) and a prepopulated database that gets
> copied into var/derby when the RAR is deployed (thanks BTW Matt for
> the excellent tip on how to make this work!)   This plugin will be
> automatically installed by the plugin's dependency system when you
> install the Liferay plugin if there's not already a datasource named
> "liferay-datasource" deployed in Geronimo.  This allows Geronimo users
> to install a fully functional portal server running on Derby all in
> one shot, or to manually prepare an enterprise database before
> installing the Liferay plugin if they prefer.
> Brian, thanks for all your support in this effort so far!  With your
> permission I would like to make the  plugin available from a Geronimo
> plugin repository (perhaps so the Geronimo
> community can start taking a look at it.
> thanks,
> Paul
> On 6/22/06, Brian Chan <> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> It's great to see the traction going on in the Geronimo world. Just
>> signed up for the dev list so I'm happy to participate.
>> In our next release of Liferay 4.1.0, we'll:
>> 1.) Upgrade to the latest Geronimo 1.1 (even if it's just a pre zip
>> until 1.1 gets voted final).
>> 2.) Use Derby instead of HSQL. (Thanks to Paul!)
>> Liferay, by default (because our users are now used to it), deploys
>> itself to /
>> That isn't mandatory though. So for our plugin, we just have to make
>> it map to something like /portal  or /liferay instead. It requires one
>> xml change and one property change.
>> I'm also working with Jeff Genender to also get the EJB version out
>> soon too.
>> Thanks all.
>> -- 
>> Brian Chan
>> Chief Executive Officer
>> Liferay, LLC
>> Enterprise. Open Source. For Life.

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