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From "Barnhill William" <barnhill_will...@bah.com>
Subject Re: New project at work, and I'd like to use Jetspeed 2, but need help
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2003 18:19:25 GMT
Ahh, this clears up some misconceptions on my part.

Really I have you all to blame :), as when I first found Jetspeed (V1) 
it also was supposed to be in development and not for production use. I 
downloaded it anyway and it worked great for my project (this was a few 
years ago). I've been busy with other projects and am now working with 
portal  tech again so decided to turn to Jetspeed again, this time V2.  
I had hoped it would be as usable out of the box as the other 
"development" version, but now understand I am getting in on the ground 
floor this time.

That's not a problem in the slightest as I'll use Jetspeed v1 for the 
project currently, as I've seen on the mailing list instructions for 
migration from v1 to v2.

In the meanwhile, how can I help? It'd be best for me if I can work on 
getting layouts finished off, but I'm willing to work where needed.

I have a fair amount of Java development experience, mostly centered 
around the following:  UI design, XML generation/manipulation, image 
manipulations, and Servlets/JSP.  I can commit to an average of 5-10 
hours per week.

Bill Barnhill

David Sean Taylor wrote:

> On Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at 09:22  AM, Barnhill William wrote:
>> I have the latest cvs from nov 26, have built successfully, and get 
>> the welcome page listing the portlets.
>> So far so good, and the architecture (what I understand so far) looks 
>> great.
>> My only problem is that I can't find in Jetspeed2 the mechanisms I 
>> use to control layout in Jetspeed.
>> I found the VerySimpleLayoutValve code and that seems to handle 
>> footer, header.
> There is a new Page model in J2 replacing PSML
> See the CVS under o.a.j.om.page
> You can't find the control layout code in J2 because its not there yet.
> Remember that J2 is a new project under development
>> But what I'd like is the TabController back, and what'd I really like 
>> is to be able to convert a FlashMenuController I wrote to Jetspeed2 
>> and submit it for possible contribution.
>> It looks like Velocity .vm templates are gone, but velocity macros 
>> are still there -- invoked within JSP now.
>> Basically, the questions are:
>> 1) How do I setup portlet controllers
>> 2) How do I get portlet skins to display around each portlet , or at 
>> least get the colored title bar and action images
>> 3) How do I get 2 or 3 column layout of portlets
>> I need to submit a prototype next week, but I'm hoping that since 
>> portlet content is working that integrating the answers to the above 
>> questions won't be too hard.
> Controllers are now known as layouts in the new page terminology
> Im working on some documentation to help out here
> I will try to get a aggregation thread started on the list today.
> From there we can start discussing it in more detail and work towards 
> a common design
> -- 
> David Sean Taylor
> Bluesunrise Software
> david@bluesunrise.com
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