Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Portal Update October 2008

This month's portal summary got a little slimmer than the others:
  • SUN: Groovy Support: WebSynergy and the associated Portal Pack 3.0 continue to add features as part of its partnership with Liferay. Besides Ruby and PHP, you can now run Groovy apps as JSR-286 portlets deployed to WebSynergy as described by Frerk Meyer.

  • Oracle (BEA): no news.

  • IBM: Finally, WebSphere Application Server 7 is out. This means that IBM has joined the Java EE 5 vendor parade. With this release, the server also supports JSR-286 portlets as described in a very detailed release post.

  • eXo: The next release of eXo Portal (v2.5) will support right-to-left (RTL) languages (see picture) like Arab or Hebrew. A wiki dedicated to this RTL framework provides more details.

  • JBoss:
    > JSR-168 Portal:
    Release of JBoss Portal 2.6.7, a maintenance release of JBoss Portal 2.6: Main improvements have been done in scalability. JBoss claims that you can tune your portal application on a 1-node environment as the new version scales linearly.

    > JSR-286 Portal: Release 2.7 is in the process to go GA.

  • Eclipse: The first milestone of Eclipse Portal Pack 2.0 has been released. The portal pack consists of three plugins: JSR-286/168 Portlet Wizard, WebSynergy Plugin and the OpenPortal Plugin.

  • NetBeans and IntelliJIDEA: no news regarding portal support.

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