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From David Sean Taylor <da...@bluesunrise.com>
Subject Jetspeed 2.0 M2 Released
Date Mon, 04 Apr 2005 20:18:24 GMT
The Apache Portals Jetspeed Team is pleased to announce the second 
milestone release of Jetspeed-2.

The release is available for download from the Apache Download Mirrors:


Follow the links to portals/jetspeed-2

Two binary releases are provided.

1. Jetspeed-2 + Tomcat 5.0.30 distribution.
2. Jetspeed-2 + Tomcat 5.5.8 distribution.

With this second milestone of Jetspeed-2, new versions of the
Portals Bridges components are released as well. These components are 
now all upgraded to version 0.2. Portals Bridges can be used 
independently of Jetspeed-2 and will eventually migrate to its own 
Portals Bridges project.

Bridges released with M2:

* Struts Bridge 0.2
* Velocity Bridge 0.2
* JSF Bridge 0.2
* Perl Bridge 0.2
* PHP Bridge 0.2
* Portlet Framework 0.2

  Jetspeed 2.0-M2 Release
    April 4, 2005

* PALM - Portlet Application Lifecycle Manager
   A new administrative portlet for managing the lifecycle of portlet
   applications. Supports start, stop, undeploy and delete operations.

* JBoss Support
    Jetspeed tested and running on JBoss versions 3.2.7 and 4.0.1sp1

* New Improved Deployment
    Deployment overhauled to support application server
    controlled deployment. Class loader and cross-context session control
    issues resolved.

* Struts Bridge Enhancements

* Navigations Refactoring

* Enhanced credential security and validation,
   Login/Password Enhancements

* LDAP Authentication support added.

* Secure Access to Site Resources (Pages, Folders)

* Profiler, Layout, PSML Security Documentation

* SSO Enhancements

* Improved JSF Support

* Finer grain Spring configuration

* Main Jetspeed context no longer requires /jetspeed

Bug fixes
see M2-bugfixes.html

  Tested App Servers:
  * Tomcat 5.0.30
  * Tomcat 5.5.8
  * JBoss 3.2.7
  * JBoss 4.0.1sp1

  (Tomcat 5.5 requires a different jetspeed.xml found in the source tree 
under src/resources/jetspeed-tomcat-5.5.xml)

  Check out our wiki page for details: 

  NO Longer Supported:
  * Tomcat 4.1.x

Support for Tomcat 4.1.x has been dropped.

  Installation Instructions

1. Download jetspeed-2.0-M2-Tomcat-5.0.30.tar.gz, or
    Download jetspeed-2.0-M2-Tomcat-5.0.30.zip (windows), or
    Download jetspeed-2.0-M2-Tomcat-5.5.8.tar.gz, or
    Download jetspeed-2.0-M2-Tomcat-5.5.8.zip (windows)
2. Expand jetspeed-2.0-M2-Tomcat-<version>.tar.gz into a clean directory 
(as example we will use 'jetspeed')

    cd /jetspeed
    tar xfz jetspeed-2.0-M2-Tomcat-<version>.tar.gz

    For Windows:

    cd c:\jetspeed
    unzip jetspeed-2.0-M2-Tomcat-<version>.zip

3. start the database

    cd /jetspeed/jetspeed-database

    For Windows:

    cd c:\jetspeed\jetspeed-database

4. startup Tomcat

    execute /jetspeed/jakarta-tomcat-<version>/bin/startup.sh

    For Windows:

    execute c:\jetspeed\jakarta-tomcat-<version>\bin\startup.bat

5. start up a web browser and navigate to 

  Configuring Another Database

1. cd $TOMCAT_HOME/jetspeed-database/scripts
2. edit the build.properties, set the properties for your database 
connection, save.
3. create a database schema/catalog to hold your database tables
4. type 'ant' to run the database population scripts
5. edit the jetspeed.xml properties
     - $TOMCAT_HOME/conf/Catalina/localhost/jetspeed.xml

     and set your database connection

6. copy your database driver into Tomcat's common/endorsed directory

7. start up a web browser, navigate to http://localhost:8080/jetspeed/portal

  Sample accounts to login as:


  Upgrading from Jetspeed 2.0 M1
If you are upgrading an installation from Jetspeed 2.0 M1,
remember to delete the M1 jar files found under Tomcat's shared/lib 
directory. The following files should be deleted:


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