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From Glenn Golden <ggol...@umich.edu>
Subject RE: Connection between JSR 168, JetSpeed and IBM?
Date Mon, 06 May 2002 19:31:50 GMT
Is this worth doing when the new Portlet API is on the way?


- Glenn
 
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Glenn R. Golden, Systems Research Programmer
University of Michigan School of Information
ggolden@umich.edu               734-615-1419
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: raphael.luta@networks.groupvu.com 
> [mailto:raphael.luta@networks.groupvu.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 3:17 PM
> To: Jetspeed Developers List
> Subject: Re: Connection between JSR 168, JetSpeed and IBM?
> 
> 
> Endre Stølsvik wrote:
> 
> >| >| Easiest way to get an "historical perspective" on this 
> subject is 
> >| >| to browse the Jetspeed mailing-list archives from 
> October 2000 to 
> >| >| March 2001, you should get most of the conversations that
> >| >| occurred about this API. (look mainly for the Portlet 
> API thread...)
> >| >
> >| >I can't seem to find archives for that old messages anywhere. The
> >covalent
> >| >archives are apparently down or something. The mbox archives @ 
> >| >http://jakarta.apache.org/mail/jetspeed-dev/ start at March 2001. 
> >| >Google doesn't give me any hints. Were the lists called something 
> >| >else at that time?
> >| >
> >| >
> >| >
> >| Yes, it's true. At that time the maiiling-list was 
> >| jetspeed@list.working-dogs.com. You can find the archive at:
> >|
> >| http://www.mail-archive.com/jetspeed@list.working-dogs.com/
> >
> >This archive apparently doesn't go earlier than 2000-12-31, that is, 
> >new years 2000/2001! Do you have any idea where October 2000 to 
> >2000-12-31 are?
> >
> >(Basically, what I'm wondering about is the IBM involvment. 
> The german 
> >dudes from IBM's "pervasive computing division", are they primarily 
> >involved with Jetspeed in a professional or private setting? 
> It seems 
> >like it at some point definately turned professional, since IBM 
> >WebSphere Portal implements the proposed Portlet API. But 
> did it start 
> >out professional too? In addition, I wonder about the Porlet 
> API as a 
> >whole. Is basically a contribution from IBM, or is it developed as a 
> >truly joint effort between Apache's Jetspeed group and IBM?)
> >
> >  
> >
>  From my understanding of IBM position, the involvement of 
> Thomas, Ingo, 
> Stephan was
> professional. They proposed an initial Portlet API, which we 
> discussed 
> somewhat and modified
> a little mainly to add SAX support and talk about the PAR files (if I 
> remember correctly we reached
> an agreement near february/march 2001 so this makes it the most 
> interesting read in the archives).
> 
> They then contributed an implementation of the Portlet API that 
> currently sits "portlet_api" branch of
> Jetspeed. I'm currently evaluating how to integrate smoothly 
> some (most) 
> of the work done in this
> branch in the current Jetspeed context.
> 
> -- 
> Raphaël Luta - raphael.luta@networks.groupvu.com
> Professional Services Manager
> Vivendi Universal Networks - Paris
> 
> 
> 
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