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From "David Sean Taylor (JIRA)" <jetspeed-...@portals.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (JS2-1232) Portlet Instances
Date Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:33:45 GMT
Portlet Instances

                 Key: JS2-1232
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JS2-1232
             Project: Jetspeed 2
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: Portlet Registry
    Affects Versions: 2.2.2
            Reporter: David Sean Taylor
            Assignee: David Sean Taylor
             Fix For: 2.2.2

Instances allow site editors to quickly create new portlet variants based on modified preference
and other descriptor settings. 
Use case: a customized IFrame portlet with all preferences and localized metadata pre-configured.

* create portlet instances from a portlet (API)
* wizard to create an instance from a portlet, overriding preferences
* Integrate with search, toolbox
* protect instances from deletion on deployment

Further requirements from Ron Wheeler:

- Porlet can be be created based on an existing portlet definition/template.
-Portlet definitions include:
 -- Name (not in template)
 -- Title  - could have a flag indicating if the title should be displayed in the title bar
or not. (not in template)
 -- Description (would be a general description in the template which would be the default
for a new instance)
 -- Class
 -- Link to Documentation
 -- icon for portlet catalog
 -- collection of labels and values for the parameters.

To create a new portlet from an existing template, the system admin would supply a new Name,
Title, Description would be supplied.
The Class would be the key to finding the template and should be picked off a drop-down list.
The template specifies the parameters that can be passed to the Class.

Each parameter should have a flag that indicates whether the parameter is mandatory or optional.

It would be nice to be able to specify a default value and a description of each parameter
to help the system administrator understand what each parameter is( or could actually have
documentation if anyone would read it).

Once all this information is specified, the portlet would be available for inclusion in a

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