uP3 Day 3: More Person Directory, Publishing, & CVS

Eric posted new PersonDirectory code which we updated to try to get — so we’re now running on changeset 2877, not RC1. Sometimes, CVS is just plain evil. Now performing the 3rd import. All kinds of issues with missing files due to default .cvsignore rules -I ! is your friend.

Not such a productive day, but what can you do. Tried looking at layouts in uP3. Portlet publishing & subscription have… interesting… approaches to UI (sorry Eric). I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to publish a new portlet through the UI – though Eric walked me though to getting it work eventually (I think – got the nasty exception below afterwards, so not sure.) Think I’m going to end up just adding entries to data.xml – faking publishing by putting the records straight into the DB. Speaking of the db, something about seeing big XML documents inside database fields makes me cringe — though I guess enough mainline DBs support XML as a datatype that maybe I should get over it.

org.jasig.portal.core.exception.UndeclaredPortalException: {0}
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Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException