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From "Team Vit" <team....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Modifying the Jetspeed Desktop
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2007 18:40:42 GMT
hi there,

well scott, what you have done is similar to  what i am planning to do
since personally i think it is easier for the designer to design if he has
to change the look at one single page ( approx) .
I was thinking of not using any widgets at all for the rendering ...instead
go with prototype
for the ajax and simple anims.  I haven't  gone much deeply into jQuery but
from what i have seen it seems to be a much better alternative.

My intention is to make an interface which is clean, simple and really fast
( responsive) .
If you don't mind, and if it is not confidential , can we have a look at
what you have done with ur portal.
especially the part about dropping layouts and decorators
 it will really be helpful to get a reference point for me to begin with.

I will be working on this as soon as my exams get over possible ...i.e in
about 20-30 days more.
Hope fully i could make something good enuf to share it with you guys.

Maybe we need to have a Jetspeed Summit meeting to discuss all these
> new directions. like jQuery
> I think it would be great to get you and Steve and Team and the
> other /desktop developers together to brainstorm ....

I would love to be a part of this. I hope this can be done online .

I think you would first have to have a good understanding of the code
> I would start reviewing the code, maybe taking it through the
> debugger, walking thru it
> Also have a look at the /desktop pipeline, and then the desktop
> javascript code

will do .. and thanks for the help

Team Vit

On 4/23/07, Weaver, Scott <weavers@ugs.com> wrote:
> Hi Team,
> I am just curious.  Which, if any, javascript API, are you thinking of
> replacing DOJO with?  I was using DOJO for my "desktop" implementation
> but dropped it about 5 months ago because issues with size, relative
> complexity, the dearth of documentation and performance issues
> (specifically with widgets).  I did a little research and decided to go
> with jQuery, which I immediately fell in love with.  Compressed, the
> base jQuery is only 19k.
> As for layouts, that is something I also replaced.  What I came up with
> is based loosely on other CMS theme implementations (like that used in
> Drupal).  It still uses Velocity as the templating language.  I also
> dropped the idea of separation of layouts from decorations.  For me it
> was just over kill and was harder to manage than I would like.  Now you
> just create a page.html in your theme directory and go from there.
> I would love to get my theme implementation back into Jetspeed 2 as an
> alternate to the layout approach.  Unfortunately, I haven't had any time
> to pull down the newest J2 and get all the functionality (I don't think
> I currently support everything that the layouts do) in place in the
> theme system.
> As for disabling /portal, I think that is as simple as removing the
> servlet mapping from J2's web.xml.
> -scott
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Team Vit [mailto:team.vit@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 1:03 AM
> > To: Jetspeed Users List; Jetspeed Developers List
> > Subject: Modifying the Jetspeed Desktop
> >
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I would like to completely change the web interface of the AJAX
> desktop,
> > by dropping dojo, and the layouts concepts. If I had to do so, How
> would i
> > go about it
> > Could Someone please guide me here as to where to start???
> > Also, if i had to disable the /portal view, how would i do it??
> >
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Team VIT
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