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From Jeff Genender <jgenen...@apache.org>
Subject Re: pluto portal for geronimo 2.0
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2007 21:54:20 GMT
Paul,

Nice work. As for cross-context, why not use a standard geronimo-web.xml
that allows yu to place container-specific configurations for both Jetty
and Tomcat.  IIRC, each container will only pick up its own
configuration.  I recall we did this for the exact reason you cited ;-)

Jeff

Paul McMahan wrote:
> We have talked about upgrading the admin console to use a more recent
> version of pluto.  Now that geronimo 2.0 has taken shape I took a look
> at pluto 1.2 and found that it has a lot of new features that we should
> take advantage of, including the ability to make our admin console more
> dynamic and customizable.  It is not backwards compatible with the
> version that we currently use so we can't just swap in the jars.  But
> that's OK since I think our goal to make the admin console more dynamic
> probably warrants a bit of redesign anyway.   I just committed some
> stuff to sandbox that demonstrates one technique for integrating pluto
> into geronimo, and I think it can serve as the basis for a more dynamic
> admin console as well.   You can try it out by following these steps:
> 
> svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/geronimo/sandbox/portals
> cd portals
> mvn
> geronimo/bin/deploy.sh install-plugin
> pluto-container/target/pluto-container-1.0-SNAPSHOT.car
> geronimo/bin/deploy.sh deploy
> pluto-portal/target/pluto-portal-1.0-SNAPSHOT.war
> geronimo/bin/deploy.sh deploy pluto-testsuite/target/pluto-testsuite.war
> point your browser at http://localhost:8080/pluto/portal
> 
> This works in the minimal or jee5 assemblies, but right now it only
> supports tomcat because the <cross-context> setting is required in
> geronimo-web.xml.  I was hoping to avoid a separate jetty module just
> for that setting, but maybe that's unavoidable.   The maven related
> stuff could probably use some tuning as well.
> 
> While working on this it occurred to me that we could consider providing
> a native general purpose portal in geronimo, and the admin console as we
> know it today could just be a collection of portlets deployed into it
> that are only visible to users with sufficient admin privileges.   The
> stuff in sandbox could also help us move things in that direction if we
> like that idea.   Thoughts?
> 
> 
> Best wishes,
> Paul

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