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From "David H. DeWolf" <ddew...@apache.org>
Subject [Fwd: Re: Pluto 1.0.x to 1.1 upgrade guide (Apache Geronimo Console)]
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2007 04:10:32 GMT


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Pluto 1.0.x to 1.1 upgrade guide (Apache Geronimo Console)
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2007 08:30:48 -0600
From: Eric Dalquist <eric.dalquist@doit.wisc.edu>
Reply-To: pluto-dev@portals.apache.org,	pluto-dev@portals.apache.org
To: pluto-dev@portals.apache.org
References: <C5815B6F-A592-4653-B990-02197CE2C952@planet57.com> 
<45E981AD.3010201@apache.org>

I'm with David on this one. We just migrated uPortal 3 from 1.0 to 1.1
and the approach was pretty much this. Delete pluto-1.0.1.jar, add pluto
1.1 jars (container, descriptor-api, descriptor-impl, taglib, util, ant)
and then start fixing errors and implementing the pluto 1.1 services
your portal needs to implement.

I will say it is actually (or at least for us was) easier than we
expected to get everything working under pluto 1.1 as the integration
points are much more well defined and the amount of pluto related code
needed to write is fairly small.

Not sure how much help that is going to be but I will also say that the
effort is worth it. We ended up being able to remove a significant
amount of code by upgrading and simplify much of our framework.

-Eric Dalquist

David H. DeWolf wrote:
>
>
> Jason Dillon wrote:
>> Is there a guide for how to upgrade a system from Pluto 1.0.x to 1.1?
>>
>
> Unfortunately no.  1.1 and 1.0 are so different in terms of 
> integration, I think it would be worth simply starting over.  A guide 
> would be great, but would take quite a few cycles.  If anyone wants to 
> take notes as they do it, I would commit the guide to documentation.
>
> You're best reference so far may be uPortal.  I helped them get 
> through the upgrade and they hang around this list.  I'll bet Eric may 
> pop in with a few notes.
>
>> And really... is there anyone on your team that might be interested 
>> in helping Apache Geronimo upgrade to the latest Pluto 1.1 release 
>> for our console?  The idea has been tossed around for a while our dev 
>> lists, but so far no one has had time to look into this more.  Any 
>> one here have some free cycles to help us out?
>
> There was talk a while back that you were going to use jetspeed 
> instead so that you had a portal provided out of the box.  Have you 
> moved past this idea?
>
> Also, how much customization is actually made in Geronimo?  If I 
> remember correctly, don't you actually use the portal driver as a whole?
>
>
> David
>
>>
>> --jason
>>

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