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From "Erik B. Craig" <>
Subject Re: pluto portal for geronimo 2.0
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2007 21:56:29 GMT

I think that would be an excellent approach at a redesign of the console
(providing a native gp portal in geronimo). In the end it would undoubtedly
cater to a greater amount of uniformity in both appearance and
accessibility/functionality, possibly even branching into some more
complicated multi-tiered administrative abilities, which would be pretty
cool in itself.

On 6/12/07, 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
> cd portals
> mvn
> geronimo/bin/ install-plugin pluto-container/target/pluto-
> geronimo/bin/ deploy pluto-portal/target/pluto-portal-1.0-
> geronimo/bin/ 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

Erik B. Craig

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