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From Gianny Damour <>
Subject Re: Liferay as a Geronimo Plugin
Date Sun, 13 Jul 2008 23:56:52 GMT
Hello Peter,

This is great news for Liferay developers!

IMHO, one of the pain points with Liferay development is the time it  
takes to build, pack and deploy a WAR to Liferay. Even if Liferay is  
not so bad on this front when compared with other portals, a typical  
build-deploy-test cycle is way too time consuming and hence seriously  
impacts productivity. It would be fantastic to have an in-place WAR  
development mode in Geronimo. What do you think?


On 14/07/2008, at 4:11 AM, Peter Petersson wrote:

> I have posted a feature issue containing the build code over at  
> regards
>   peter petersson
> Peter Petersson wrote:
>> Hi
>> With the help of David J custom server assemblies document  
>> ( 
>> assemblies.html ) and my experience working with David on the  
>> roller plugin I have manage to put together a Liferay ( http:// 
>> ) plugin. For now the plugin is with liferay 5.0.1  
>> rc1 on G 2.1.1 and consists of the following maven artifacts
>> * geronimo-jetty-liferay -- A minimalistic server assembly with  
>> the geronimo kernel the lifray jetty plugin and the geronimo  
>> console plugin.
>> * liferay-jetty -- The liferay jetty plugin built on the lesslibs  
>> liferay-portal war pulling in dependencys like lifray -kernel, - 
>> service and -portlet.
>> * geronimo-tomcat-liferay -- A minimalistic server as above but  
>> with the liferay tomcat plugin.
>> * liferay-tomcat -- The liferay tomcat plugin as liferay-jetty  
>> above but with tomcat.
>> * liferay-derby -- The liferay derby db backend plugin.
>> * lifray-portal -- The liferay portal war fetched from liferay and  
>> pulled in to a local maven repos.
>> * liferay-portal-lesslibs -- A overlay of the liferay portal war  
>> with filtered lib jars making use of some geronimo builtins instead.
>> The geronimo-tomcat-liferay server seems to work fine but the  
>> jetty equivalent has a issue in the login page. When I have ironed  
>> out the jetty issue, cleaned up the code, made some additional  
>> improvements and put together a simple readme with build  
>> instructions ;) I am thinking of wrapping it up and first of all  
>> contribute it to the liferay community ( as suggested by david in  
>> ) to see  
>> if they are interested in it for there geronimo integration.
>> Anny suggestions, opinions, tips or help to pull this together in  
>> the best way possible are appreciated.
>> regards
>>  peter petersson

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